Materials Required


Two class periods (plus homework)

Who's Involved


Government in the Senate

House of Commons:


What It Is

A bill can be introduced in either chamber. However, all spending bills must be introduced in the House of Commons.
In this exercise, you will choose a bill to introduce to Parliament. You will continue to use this bill throughout the simulation.

What You Need to Do

  1. With your group, review what you have learned about introducing a bill in the background lesson “How a Bill Becomes a Law.”
  2. Read the selected sample bill.
  3. Prepare your own summary (about 250 words) of the aims and requirements of the bill.
  4. As a group, read through the House of Commons simulation script "Introduction of a Government Bill."