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Question: Critically discuss whether prerogative powers exercised by ministers should be codified in statute, with reference to Triggering Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.

Answer: Historically, prerogative powers were officially held by the Queen, but since the Glorious Revolution of 1688, these powers were exercised by Parliament. Although there is no complete list of these prerogative powers, examples of these powers exist. In domestic matters, the royal prerogative covers issues such as withdrawal of passports, the appointment and dismissal of ministers, the appointment of Queen’s Counsel, and many more; and in foreign affairs it covers issues such as the making of the treaties, the declaration of war, and the recognition of foreign states.2 It is also worth noting the definition of codification; it is the process of collecting, restating and writing down laws. Moreover, it is also worth noting the definition of statute; it is a document that sets out legal rul......(short extract)

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Details: - Mark: 62% | Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1997 | References: No | Date written: November, 2016 | Date submitted: December 06, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1039

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