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Oversight of the Government

Parliament oversees the Government and administration both politically and from the viewpoint of legality. The purpose of political oversight is to ensure that the actions taken by the Government are supported by a majority of MPs. The oversight of legality ensures that ministers' comply with legislation in performing their duties.

Parliamentary oversight can be conducted through interpellations and written and oral questions. The Government aids Parliament by submitting reports, accounts, announcements and statements by the Prime Minister.

The Audit Committee, the Office of the Chancellor of Justice, the National Audit Office and the Parliamentary Ombudsman also oversee the Government.

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