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  Statement at British House of Lords protested
A statement made at the British House of Lords that a partner of the 4-party alliance Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh wants to capture power forcibly and turn Bangladesh into a Taliban state was strongly protested in Dhaka yesterday.
The other members of the House of Lords should be aware of the fact that Bangladesh is an independent country having a Constitution and only the people are to take all decisions in accordance with the Constitution, not ant foreign country or power.
He urged the House of Lord members to withdraw their remarks and seek to know the situation in Bangladesh through independent sources.
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  House of Lords - WikiGadugi
The Sovereign, the House of Commons (which is the lower house of Parliament and referred to as "the Commons"), and the Lords together comprise the Parliament.
The Lord Chancellor was not only the Speaker of the House of Lords, but also a member of the Cabinet; his or her department, formerly the Lord Chancellor's Department, is now called the Department for Constitutional Affairs.
The jurisdiction of the House of Lords extends, in civil and in criminal cases, to appeals from the courts of England and Wales, and of Northern Ireland.
en.wikigadugi.org /wiki/House_of_Lords   (7453 words)

 Lord Bilimoria makes maiden speech in House of Lords   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Lord Karan Bilimoria, the India-born founder and chief executive of Cobra Beer, made a passionate plea for strengthening relations between India and Britain in his maiden speech to the British House of Lords.
Lord Bilimoria, who is the first Zoroastrian Parsi to sit in the upper house of the British parliament, Monday also spoke of his pride at being a Parsi.
Lord Bilimoria was appointed as a crossbench peer in July and as well as becoming the first ever Parsi, he also became one of the House's youngest peers.
www.indiaenews.com /europe/20061128/30364.htm   (469 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The House of Lords does not have a fixed number of members: currently there are 751 members, consisting of 26 "Lords Spiritual" and 725 "Lords Temporal".
The Lords Spiritual are the two archbishops and 24 most senior bishops of the Church of England, while the Lords Temporal are 633 current Life Peers, the 90 Hereditary Peers and the two Great Officers of State.
The judicial functions of the House of Lords are not performed by the whole Chamber, but rather by an Appellate Committee of members with experience of high judicial office, who are known as "Law Lords".
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=British_House_of_Lords   (7337 words)

 The British House of Lords, gay consent and democratic rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
As expected, the Labour government responded to the Lord's defeat by dropping the specific clause of its Crime and Disorder Bill proposing to equalise the age of consent for gay men.
The opposition to 16 as the age of consent for gay men was invariably the precursor to a denunciation of homosexuality as a sin against God, the family and nature.
The House of Lords' anti-democratic decision was the subject of protests and condemnation.
www.wsws.org /news/1998/aug1998/uk-a05.shtml   (1387 words)

 House of Lords White Paper.
Modernising the Lords: longer-term reform ­ the compostion of a reformed House of Lords.
While the House of Commons clearly reflects the wishes of the people, and so is the source of both legitimacy and power of the elected Government, the House of Lords has an important role as a significant element in the legislative process.
It is a major reform of the House of Lords, and a significant step in the modernisation of Parliament ­; a step which reformers have been unable to secure for the whole of this century.
www.centreforcitizenship.org /wp2.html   (2589 words)

 British House commends Obasanjo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Lord Chidgey, in his contribution to the debate pivoted on corruption and economic development, said between 1960 and 1999, Nigerian former leaders stole or mismanaged an estimated 220 billion pounds and called on the British government to support President Obasanjo's anti-corruption policies.
Lord Triesman said economic and political developments in Nigeria were moving towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) going by the Nigerian Government's commitment to increase funding for education, health, infrastructure and other developmental issues.
The British Government is already investing in training and research for EFCC and other Nigerian organizations to the tune of 250, 000 pounds, Lord Triesman stated.
www.businessdayonline.com /?c=44&a=6005   (765 words)

 Bid to reform British House of Lords picks up steam
British Prime Minister Tony Blair declared his support Wednesday for a half-elected, half-appointed House of Lords, the country's upper house of Parliament.
All peers in the House of Lords are currently appointed, with the exception of the 92 hereditary peers.
The House of the Lords has the ability to amend legislation, with the consent of the Commons, or delay the passage of legislation for a limited amount of time.
www.cbc.ca /world/story/2007/02/07/house-lords.html?ref=rss   (1301 words)

 British House of Lords to Present Its Stand on Destruction of Armenian Khachkars - ArmeniaDiaspora.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
British House of Lords to Present Its Stand on Destruction of Armenian Khachkars
Yerevan (Yerkir) - On January 11 the House of Lords of Great Britain intends to present its written response over destruction of Armenian khachkars (cross-stones) in Nakhichevan.
As reported earlier, the matter of destruction of Armenian khachkars (literally cross stone) in Old Julfa (Nakhichevan) was introduced before the House of Lords as "n issue demanding a written response" December 20, 2005.
www.armeniadiaspora.net /ADC/news.asp?id=570   (155 words)

 House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 5 January 1642 | British History Online
Citation: 'House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 5 January 1642', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 4: 1629-42 (1802), pp.
The House of Commons renews their former Desire to their Lordships, to join with them to petition His Majesty that the Parliament may (fn.
Hereupon it was Ordered, That the Lords Committees for the Irish Affairs shall meet in this House when the House rises, and shall have Power to adjourn themselves from Time to Time, and from Place to Place, as they shall see Cause.
www.british-history.ac.uk /report.asp?compid=35755   (407 words)

 British House of Lords to Become 80% "Commons" « St. Louis CofCC Blog
British lawmakers voted Wednesday to radically overhaul Parliament’s unelected House of Lords, approving a proposal to evict all remaining hereditary peers and to elect at least 80 percent of members.
After a series of House of Commons votes, legislators came out 305 to 267 in favor of developing laws to install a mix of 20 percent appointed and 80 percent elected members in Britain’s second chamber.
Similarly, I am for repealing the 17th Amendment so that the American Senate, the relative equivalent to the British House of Lords, has members that are elected by, and accountable to, states’ legislatures.
countenance.wordpress.com /2007/03/07/british-house-of-lords-to-become-80-commons   (273 words)

 Lords to rule on evidence from torture | Special Reports | Guardian Unlimited Politics
The law lords will hear an appeal against a 2-1 decision by the appeal court last year that the government was entitled to rely on such evidence in special terrorism cases, as long as Britain "neither procured nor connived at" the torture.
The law lords' ruling, expected by the end of the year, could have an impact on Britain's attempts to return terrorist suspects to countries with poor human rights records such as Jordan and Algeria.
The lords' appeal is by 10 foreign nationals, mainly Algerians, subjected to indefinite detention without trial in Belmarsh prison and elsewhere before the law lords ruled the regime unlawful last December.
politics.guardian.co.uk /homeaffairs/story/0,11026,1593906,00.html   (378 words)

 Abstract from a debate held in the British House of Lords (On Eritrea - Ethiopia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Abstract from a debate held in the British House of Lords (On Eritrea - Ethiopia)
The boundary commission found in favour of the Eritreans, as the noble Lord knows, but at the moment, the area particularly around Badame—which is the area principally under dispute, and where there are about a thousand people living—is in considerable difficulty.
Would she accept that it is going to take a lot to persuade the Ethiopians to come into line with the boundary commission, but that it is worth while persisting very hard, because last time the matter turned into violence with 100,000 lives being lost.
www.dehai.org /demarcation-watch/articles/Simon_Marcos_abstract_from_a_debate_British_House_of_Lords.html   (808 words)

 Tucker's Blackstone: Volume 1 - Appendix, Note D, Section 6   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
I leave the affirmative to be proved by the advocates for the British constitution, confessing that my own conviction inclines rather to the doctrines of the political heretic, than to those of the most orthodox supporters of the creed which he controverts.
The passage of the India bill, which was introduced in the house of commons during the administration of Charles Fox and Lord North, was prevented by a similar expedient, and those obnoxious ministers were dismissed from the service of the crown after midnight: of the same evening when the determination was obtained....
If an amendment be agreed to, in one house, and dissented to in the other, if either house request a conference, a committee is appointed in each house to meet in the conference chamber, to state to each other, verbally, or in writing the reasons of their respective houses, for and against the amendment.
www.constitution.org /tb/t1d06000.htm   (2689 words)

 TAP: Web Feature: Dear Lords:. by Manolis Priniotakis. December 6, 2001.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
And in a surprising turn of events, the House of Lords -- far from a symbol of democracy -- is playing the unlikely role of defender of British civil rights.
Before addressing the House of Commons last week, David Blunkett, the Home Secretary (a high-ranking position with duties similar to the new Homeland Security Czar) duly declared the necessary state of public emergency and then introduced his legislation, with a vote due only a couple days later.
The House of Commons overwhelmingly passed it, despite a revolt of a sizable number of Labour "backbenchers" -- ordinary, non-Cabinet or ministerial parliamentarians -- who voted with the Liberal Democratic members against the law.
www.prospect.org /webfeatures/2001/12/priniotakis-m-12-06.html   (1340 words)

 News | Telegraph   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The long-running dispute between the Government and the House of Lords over new anti-terror laws ended yesterday when peers dropped their opposition to outlawing the glorification of terrorism.
A House of Lords committee was told yesterday that the Government remained convinced that it would be wrong to introduce a formal requirement for the Prime Minister to obtain approval from MPs before committing British troops to military action.
But the Lord Falconer, the Lord Chancellor, told a hearing of the House of Lords Constitution Committee that this did not mean the Government was ready to accept a law - or even a formal convention - requiring a vote in the Commons before Britain goes to war.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/03/23/nterr23.xml&sSheet=/news/2006/03/23/ixhome.html   (477 words)

 Australian Senate: Occasional Lecture Series: Reforming the British House of Lords: How a Little Change Can Go a Long ...
House of Lords reform is rarely off the political agenda in Britain.
She is author of “Reforming the House of Lords: Lessons from Overseas” (Oxford University Press, 2000) and various articles and reports about the British upper house and its reform.
She was a consultant to the Royal Commission on Lords reform in 1999 and from 2001–2003 was an adviser to the late Robin Cook, then leader of the House of Commons.
www.aph.gov.au /Senate/pubs/occa_lect/flyers/081206.htm   (212 words)

 The Raw Story | British House of Lords feels chill of modernization By Anna Tomforde
British House of Lords feels chill of modernization By Anna Tomforde
House of Lords since the 14th century, a vote to replace the
The House of Lords is expected to put up a long and spirited fight
rawstory.com /news/dpa/British_House_of_Lords_feels_chill__03082007.html   (448 words)

 British MPs vote to radically reform historic House of Lords
British MPs voted on Wednesday to radically reform the House of Lords, demanding that all members be elected, instead of appointed.
The British House of Lords, which was created about 700 years ago and has 746 members, currently includes men and women with inherited titles who are citizens of Britain, the Commonwealth or Ireland.
The government, under Blair, last reformed the House of Lords in 1999, when the number of hereditary members was reduced from 600 to 92.
www.cbc.ca /world/story/2007/03/07/lords-reform.html   (1342 words)

 House of Lords
In the 15th century the House of Lords was the Upper House and the House of Commons the Lower House.
On 4th February, 2003, the House of Lords voted for this measure (335 votes to 110) but it was defeated in the House of Commons (323 votes to 245).
The tapestry of the old House of Lords is used to decorate the present, and is set off with large frames of brown stained wood.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /Plords.htm   (1457 words)

 Kim Cameron’s Identity Weblog » The House of Lords on Pervasive Computing
Lord Sainsbury of Turville: My Lords, I do not know whether trying to keep the amount of information to a minimum is a realistic strategy.
Lord Sainsbury of Turville: My Lords, as I said, there are two pieces of legislation: the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.
I do not suppose that the noble Lord ever goes to the back of his local supermarket, but if he did he would see that packages that are brought in have an identification code that can be read electronically without taking the goods off the pallet.
www.identityblog.com /?p=498   (1416 words)

 World Federation of Right to Die Societies: news
January 15th 2004, a new Assisted Dying Bill was introduced to the British House of Lords by Lord Joffe, a retired human rights lawyer, and a member of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of England and Wales.
In 2003, Lord Joffe had presented a Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill which was for individuals who were "suffering unbearably as a result of a terminal or a serious and progressive physical illness" - this was discussed extensively in the House of Lords in June, but a final vote was not taken.
This new Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill is expected to be discussed in the House of Lords within the next few months.
www.worldrtd.net /news/world/?id=656   (222 words)

 Caribbean Net News: Guyanese-born Baroness appointed leader of British House of Lords
Lady Amos, according to her official bio, was also the principal spokesperson in the House of Lords on International Development as well as one of the government's spokespersons in the House of Lords on Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
She was previously a Government Whip in the House of Lords from 1998 to 2001 and also a spokesperson on Social Security, International Development and Women's Issues.
In the House of Lords, Lady Amos was a co-opted member of the Select Committee on European Communities Sub-Committee F (Social Affairs, Education and Home Affairs) 1997-98.
www.caribbeannetnews.com /2003/10/08/amos.htm   (464 words)

 House of Lords White Paper.
The present House of Lords suffers from a lack of legitimacy because of its anachronistic and unrepresentative composition.
The Government is committed to improving the effectiveness and balance of the House of Lords, with the aim of it playing a full and proper part in Parliament.
It is a major reform of the House of Lords, and a significant step in the modernisation of Parliament.
www.centreforcitizenship.org /wp1.html   (768 words)

 british house of commons < All House Things
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 House of Lords Papers - University of Wisconsin-Madison - Memorial Library
The House of Lords papers and House of Commons papers are also known collectively as the "Sessional papers." Usually, however, when someone refers to the "Sessional papers," they're referring to the House of Commons papers.
The House of Commons papers are usually the more useful papers, but House of Lords papers can be useful in tracking the progress of a bill.
Also, the House of Lords has appointed its own investigative committees, and the reports of and evidence presented to the committees can only be found in the House of Lords papers.
www.library.wisc.edu /guides/govdocs/british/lordspap.htm   (742 words)

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