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To: Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Investigate Queen's Consent!
Launch an urgent inquiry into the use of Queen's Consent to block legislation.
Why is this important?
The Royal Family has a worrying and undemocratic ability to influence the government behind closed doors before final decisions in parliament are made. One way this happens is through ‘Queen’s consent.’
This requires new bills which would have a direct impact on the Queen’s powers or interests to be submitted for her formal consent. Without this, laws cannot be made.
It is unfathomable that in the 21st century, in a democracy, the Queen and the Prince of Wales hold such great power. It may well be a constitutional monarchy in theory, but it seems that the monarchy has a lot more power than many previously thought.