Unit 1 Gov P1 M1 D1 Essay

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|Activity Booklet – Assignment 1 | Student: Jordan Stephens |

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LO1.1 - Know the different levels of government in the UK
P1 - Describe the following bodies involved in governance.
Levels of government and their responsibilities: ▪ European Parliament, The European Parliament handles decisions, which would affect the countries, which are members of the EU; these issues include the environment, equal opportunities, transport, consumer rights, movement of the workers and goods, etc. Currently there are 72 members of the UK that get directly elected to become part of
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In the UK there are three main regional assemblies in the country that have developed power: the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly and the Northern Ireland Assembly.

▪ Local authorities,
There are many different forms of local government, such as county councils, the metropolitan councils, and parish and district councils. Many of the roles and responsibilities they preform and deal with sometimes overlap, but they all mainly focus on the services and facilities needed in local areas across the country

▪ Regional governments,
There are currently eight regional assemblies in England, which were produced by the regional development agency act of 1998. There is the East of England Regional Assembly, the North East Assembly, the South East England Regional Assembly, the West Midlands Assembly, the East Midlands Assembly, the South West Regional Assembly, the North West Assembly, and the Yorkshire and Humber Assembly.
London has its own regional system that is separate from the rest of England; they work differently than

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