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  Member of Parliament - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In India, the term Member of Parliament refers to the Sansad or the Indian Parliament chambers of the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha MPs to the Lok Sabha are elected popularly by constentuencies in the Indian states and union territories, while MPs to the Rajya Sabha are elected by State legislatures.
The Malaysian Parliament is also modeled after the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and consists of two houses, known as the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives) and Dewan Negara (Senate).
The Parliament of the United Kingdom is divided into the House of Commons and the House of Lords; though it is often assumed that an MP is a member of Commons, they can be a member of either house.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Members_of_Parliament   (770 words)

 Chambers of parliament - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many parliaments or other legislatures consist of two chambers: an elected lower house, and an upper house or Senate which may be appointed or elected by a different mechanism from the lower house.
In most countries the lower house, regarded as more particularly the representatives of the people, has sole or predominant control over matters to do with finance and taxation.
A parliament's lower house is usually composed of at least 100 members, in countries with populations of over 3 million.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chambers_of_parliament   (272 words)

 Encyclopedia: Member of Parliament
Australian House of Representatives chamber The House of Representatives is one of the two houses (chambers) of the Parliament of Australia.
The Parliament of the United Kingdom is divided into the House of Commons and the House of Lords; though it is often assumed that an MP is a member of Commons, they can be a member of either or both houses.
In the United Kingdom, the Speaker of the House of Commons is the presiding officer of the Lower House of Parliament, the House of Commons.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Member-of-Parliament   (1847 words)

 Chambers of parliament -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In most countries the lower house, regarded as more particularly the representatives of the people, has sole or predominant control over matters to do with (The commercial activity of providing funds and capital) finance and (The imposition of taxes; the practice of the government in levying taxes on the subjects of a state) taxation.
A parliament's lower house is usually composed of at least 100 (One of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participates in a group organization)) members, in countries with populations of over 3 million.
In the United Kingdom however, the upper house (the (The upper house of the British parliament) House of Lords) currently has slightly more members than the lower house, and at one time (before the exclusion of most of the (Click link for more info and facts about hereditary peer) hereditary peers) had considerably more.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/chambers_of_parliament.htm   (461 words)

 Chamber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Chamber is a suspense novel by John Grisham.
Chambers of barristers, Queen's Counsels or Senior Counsels
Chambers or spaces enclosed between two adjacent septa in the phragmocones of some cephalopods are called camerae (sing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chamber   (109 words)

 Parliament and Legislation in Switzerland's Political System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While new or modified laws are to be discussed in both chambers of parliament seperately, they unite in common sessions in special occasions, namely for the purpose of elections (government members, judges of the federal court).
Commissions of both chambers of parliament study and discuss the proposal as well as the arguments put forward during consultation in detail behind closed doors and prepare a recommendation to their chamber.
Which chamber is discussing a new proposal first is not determined by the constitution but results from the time the chambers spend discussing on each law.
www.democracy-building.info /switzerlands-parliament-legislation.html   (1481 words)

 Encyclopedia: Chambers of parliament
A lower house (sometimes known as the first chamber) is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house.
The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and is now the dominant branch of Parliament.
The Houses of Parliament, seen over Westminster Bridge The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Chambers-of-parliament   (827 words)

 The Parliament Building
The Russian authorities completely altered these chambers after the November Uprising in 1830, thus obliterating the memory of the tradition of the Polish Sejm (parliament) and how it had voted to dethrone Tsar Nicholas I as the King of Poland.
The Sejm debated in the new chamber and the old one was given to the Senate.
All that was left of the Sejm chamber were the walls and the marble colonnade.
www.senat.gov.pl /k5eng/historia/noty/nota10a.htm   (832 words)

 SA Parliament - History - The First Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Constitution which gave South Australia self-government and its first Parliament was passed in 1856, and the first Parliament met in April of 1857.
Parliament had two chambers - the House of Assembly and the Legislative Council.
The different powers of the two chambers of Parliament were based on the model of the British Parliament, so the House of Assembly was regarded as the more democratic chamber.
www.parliament.sa.gov.au /history/html/thefirst.shtm   (448 words)

 ICL - Romania - Law on the Constitutional Court
The decision by which the unconstitutionality of the law is established shall also be notified to the Presidents of the two Chambers of Parliament, in order to open the procedure provided under Article 145 (1) of the Constitution.
The procedure for checking on compliance with the conditions for the exercising of the legislative initiative by citizens, of checking on observance of the rules for the organization and conduct of a referendum, and for confirming its returns shall be established by the laws regulating these activities.
In case the candidate holds an office incompatible with that of Judge at the Constitutional Court, or he is a member of a political party, the agreement shall necessarily include the candidate's engagement to resign from that office, or from the political party whose member he or she is, on the day of the appointment.
www.oefre.unibe.ch /law/icl/ro01000_.html   (4581 words)

 ICL - Netherlands - Constitution
Each Chamber shall examine the credentials of its newly appointed members and shall decide with due reference to rules to be established by Act of Parliament any disputes arising in connection with the credentials or the election.
Provisions may be made by Act of Parliament notwithstanding Articles 125 and 127 in cases of gross neglect of duty by the administrative organs of a province or municipality.
An Act of Parliament shall determine which of those persons disqualified from voting when the Act of Parliament adjusting the statutory provisions relating to disqualification from voting in accordance with Article 54 entered into force shall continue to be disqualified thereafter.
www.oefre.unibe.ch /law/icl/nl00000_.html   (9006 words)

 Parliament House Canberra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The two main chambers of Parliament House where our politicians sit are: The House of Representatives and the Senate.
Parliament House itself is built of enough concrete to build twenty five Sydney Opera Houses.
Parliament House is surrounded by 23 hectares of landscape design to blend in with the architecture of Parliament House.
teachit.acreekps.vic.edu.au /cyberfair2002/parliamenthousecanberra.htm   (977 words)

 Constitution for the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Upon assuming the royal prerogative the King shall be sworn in and inaugurated as soon as possible in the capital city, Amsterdam, at a public and joint session of the two Chambers of the Parliament.
The two Chambers of the Parliament shall meet in joint session to consider and decide upon the matter.
If the two Chambers of the Parliament share this opinion, they shall then resolve that the King is unable to exercise the royal prerogative.
www.angelfire.com /ne2/wetgeving/english/constitution.html   (1628 words)

 HOW PARLIAMENT OF ROMANIA WORKS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The parliamentary committees are working bodies of the Chambers of Parliament, playing an important part in the preparation of the proceedings, as well as in the exercise of the parliamentary functions, particularly of the legislative and control ones.
The bureaux of the standing committees of the Chamber of Deputies are composed of one chairman, 2 vice-chairmen, and 2 secretaries, and the bureaux of the standing committees of the Senate are composed of one chairman, 1-2 vice-chairmen, and 1-2 secretaries.
The composition of the standing committees' bureaux of the Chamber of Deputies and of the Senate is settled in each case separately, depending on the political configuration of the respective Chamber, and on the negotiations between the representatives of the parliamentary groups.
www.cdep.ro /pls/dic/site.page?id=116   (1319 words)

 Legislative Council of Hong Kong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Basic Law states that the ultimate aim is the election of all the Legco members by universal suffrage (Article 68 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong).
Private members' bills and motions have to be passed by majorities in both chambers of the legislature - members returned from geographical constituencies and election committee, and members returned from functional constituencies.
This arrangement, however, is not necessary for government bills, with only a simple majority required to secure passage.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Legislative_Council_of_Hong_Kong   (785 words)

 URUGUAY: Former Guerrillas Preside Over Both Houses of Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the first session held by the new 99-member Chamber of Deputies, the legislators unanimously elected MLN-T Deputy Nora Castro, a school-teacher and former guerrilla who was also imprisoned during the dictatorship, as president of the lower house.
As the heads of the two chambers of parliament, Mújica and Castro presided over the parade of honour of the army's Florida Battalion -- the same battalion that held Mújica prisoner during the regime.
The inauguration of the new parliament culminated Tuesday night with a festive crowd gathering outside the legislature to celebrate and listen to performances by the Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra as well as a number of rock bands.
www.ipsnews.net /africa/interna.asp?idnews=27470   (871 words)

 Chapter 1 Fundamental Rights
The members of the Second Chamber shall be elected directly by the Dutch nationals who have attained the age of eighteen, with the exception of any Dutch nationals who may be excluded by Act of Parliament by virtue of the fact that they are not resident in the Netherlands.
Bills which require consideration by a joint session of the Parliament may be presented by or on behalf of the King or by a joint session of the Parliament insofar as this is consistent with the relevant articles of Chapter 2.
To the Second Chamber, The First Chamber of the Parliament notifies the Second Chamber that it has respectfully requested the King to reconsider the proposal relative to..., which was sent to it by the Second Chamber on the...
www.cmseducation.org /wconsts/netherland.html   (10638 words)

 Constitution of the Czech Republic
The competent agency shall immediately report the detention to the chairman of the chamber of which the detainee is member; if the chairman of the respective chamber does not consent within twenty-four hours of the detention to the surrender of the detainee to a court, the competent agency shall release him or her.
(1) The Chamber of Deputies shall elect and recall the Chairman and the Vice-Chairmen of the Chamber of Deputies.
The Parliament may revoke such a decision of the Government by an objecting resolution of at least one of its Chambers approved by half of all Members of this Chamber.
www.psp.cz /cgi-bin/eng/docs/laws/constitution.html   (7409 words)

 YMCA Youth Parliament Tasmania
The Tasmanian YMCA Youth Parliament (YP) has been held annually for more than 15 years, drawing together increasing numbers of politically minded young Tasmanians.
Youth Parliamentarians form groups of four (usually in school groups) and formulate bills for debate in the House of Assembly Chambers in Parliament House in Hobart.
The first Tasmanian Youth Parliament was held in 1988, since then many young Tasmanians have had the opportunity to express their views and opinions on issues of State importance.
www.youthparliament.org.au   (402 words)

 New employee savings legislation finally passed
This followed a lengthy period of disagreement between the two chambers of parliament.
The main aim of the new law is to increase the scope and duration of employee savings schemes, by extending them to employees of small and medium-sized businesses and increasing the "lock-in" period for employee savings from five to 10 years.
On 12 December, the joint ad-hoc committee responsible for facilitating compromise between the two chambers of parliament in cases like this one, failed to make headway.
www.eiro.eurofound.eu.int /2001/02/inbrief/FR0102129N.html   (740 words)

 Second package of anti-terror laws rushed through German parliament
Less than a week later, on December 20, the package was also passed by the Bundesrat, the second chamber of the German parliament consisting of the various German state governments, including many led by the CDU/CSU opposition.
The haste with which the law was rushed through parliament meant that any sort of effective public debate on the measures was stifled and most deputies were not even clear about the entirety of the package on which they were voting.
Virtually unnoticed, the government has managed to speed through parliament measures which will enable the state and police to manipulate journalists for their own purposes—without, according to some press reports, the latter’s knowledge.
www.wsws.org /articles/2002/jan2002/anti-j15.shtml   (1183 words)

 Warsaw Voice - Things Will Never Be the Sejm
After a series of blockades of the podium, speakers of both chambers of the parliament were forced to close the session.
The reason for the most turbulent protests in the post-1989 history of the Polish parliament was the privatization of Stoen, announced earlier by the Ministry of the Treasury.
Borowski was also supported by President Aleksander Kwaśniewski, who stressed in his comment on the incidents in the parliament that the speaker acted in line with the regulations in attempting to prevent constant disruption of the debates.
www1.warsawvoice.pl /view/101   (865 words)

 Questionnaire for the 5th session of the Association of European Senates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Was the debate on the ways to constitute the chambers of your Parliament accompanied by reflections about the usefulness of the differentiation of the composition of the chambers, if you like the differentiation of their representation titles?
Does the changing composition of both chambers (congruency or lack of it) reflect upon the activity of the second chamber, i.e.
The basic meaning of the present questionnaire is to gather more or less factual data about European second chambers that shall be useful for the organizers of the Prague meeting for the preparation of the basic comparative material that the participants shall receive as part of the minutes of the 5th session of the Association.
www.senat.cz /senateurope/dotaznik-eng.html   (572 words)

 george chambers trinidad and other trinidad related information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago Nicholas Galt - President...
parliament consists of two chambers, the Senate (31 seats) and the...
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www.nethorde.com /trinidad/george-chambers-trinidad.html   (318 words)

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