In principle, the Crown may exercise the prerogative power to send armed forces into armed conflict abroad without any Parliamentary discussion or debate, or without Parliamentary consent1. In practice, Parliament has frequently been consulted, or its approbation sought, in cases in which the United Kingdom has become actually involved in armed conflict or has resorted to action provocative of armed conflict2.
Equally in practice the treaty-making power of the Crown has to a degree been shared with Parliament, whose co-operation is naturally necessary for the implementation of any treaty calling either for an appropriation of public money or a change
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