601. Composition of Parliament.

1.     In General

(1)     Nature and Authority

(i)     Composition of Parliament; Legislative and Financial Power

601.     Composition of Parliament.

The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland1 consists of the monarch, the House of Lords2 (the lords spiritual and temporal), and the House of Commons3 (the elected representatives of the people).

The word 'Parliament' may be used to refer to joint assemblies of the members of the two Houses4. It may also refer to sittings of either or both of the Houses of Parliament without the participation