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Act of Parliament

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How does a Bill become a Law?

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How laws are made (primary)

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How a Law is Made song (UK Parliament)

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The Parliamentary procedure for making an Act of Parliament: David Natzler from the House of Commons

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How laws are made

Acts of Parliament, also called primary legislation, are statutes passed by a parliament (legislature). Act of the Oireachtas is an equivalent term used in the Republic of Ireland where the legislature is commonly known by its Irish name, Oireachtas. It is also comparable to an Act of Congress in the United States.