Initiation of Legislation

Most bills are proposed by the government and it controls the legislative timetable (e.g. it can limit debate on bills). Most government bills are approved by parliament and become law. Private members’ bills that do not enjoy government support are unlikely to succeed. Government control of the legislative process is also seen in its imposition of party discipline on important votes and the requirement that all ministers must support the government in parliament.

Party Discipline and Elective Dictatorship