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  Parliament - LoveToKnow 1911
When parliament is assembled it cannot proceed to business until the king has declared the causes of summons, in person or by commission; and though the veto of the Crown on legislation has long been obsolete, bills passed by the two houses only become law on receiving the royal assent.
Whenever a vacancy occurs during the continuance of a parliament, a warrant for a new writ is issued by the Speaker, by order of the house during the session, and in pursuance of statutes during the recess.
The demands of the former parliament were reiterated with greater boldness and persistence, the evil councillors of the late reign were driven out, and it was conceded that the principal officers of state should be appointed and removed, during the minority of Richard II., upon the advice of the lords.
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  Parliament of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British Parliament is often called the "Mother of Parliaments," as the legislative bodies of many nations—most notably, those of the members of the Commonwealth—are modelled on it.
Under the Parliament Act, if the House of Commons passes a public bill in two successive sessions, and the House of Lords rejects them both times, then the Commons may direct that the bill be presented to the Sovereign for his or her Assent, disregarding the rejection of the Bill in the House of Lords.
Parliament controls the executive by passing or rejecting its Bills and by forcing Ministers of the Crown to answer for their actions, either at "Question Time" or during meetings of the parliamentary committees.
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 The Monarchy Today > Queen and State > Queen and Government > Queen in Parliament
The phrase 'Crown in Parliament' is used to describe the British legislature, which consists of the Sovereign, the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
When a Prime Minister wishes to dissolve Parliament and call a general election, he or she is obliged to seek the permission of the Sovereign to do so.
Parliament has not been dissolved by the Sovereign in person since 1818 (the Prince Regent was acting for George III), and is now invariably dissolved by Royal proclamation.
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 The Crown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Crown is a term which is used to separate the government authority and property of the state in a kingdom, as opposed to any personal influence and private assets held by the current Monarch.
The Crown is also the source of all justice in the UK (which is why there is the 'Crown Prosecution Service' in the criminal courts whose lawyers are called 'Crown Prosecutors'), which also meant that it was immune from prosecution.
Crown servants may not sit as Members of Parliament and this is used as a way of allowing MPs to retire before their time — they are awarded a sinecure job which is that of a Crown Servant and thus disbarred as an MP (see resignation from the British House of Commons).
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 MSN Encarta - Henry VIII
Claiming that they were correcting abuses, the Reformation Parliament, as it came to be called, voted to ban payments from English bishops to Rome and to end the independence of the English clergy.
Parliament altered the succession to exclude Princess Mary in favor of the children of Anne Boleyn, in hopes a boy would eventually be born.
The crown then took possession of all their property, paying small pensions to the approximately 10,000 monks and nuns who were deprived of their homes.
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 Articles - The Crown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Crown is a term which is used to separate the government authority and property of the state in a kingdom from any personal influence and private assets held by the current Monarch.
Crown servants may not sit as Members of Parliament and this is used as a way of allowing MPs to retire before their time—they are awarded a sinecure job which is that of a Crown Servant and thus disbarred as an MP (see resignation from the British House of Commons).
In practice, in the vast majority of cases, the powers of the Crown outside the United Kingdom are not exercised by the Monarch personally, but rather by a Governor-General, Governor or Lieutenant-Governor (as the case may be), on the advice of the ministers of the local Federal/National, State or Provincial government.
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Parliament flatly refused to disburse funds to a king who ignored their concerns and were annoyed by rewards lavished on favorites and great amounts spent on decoration.
Parliament had entered an armed alliance with the predominant Scottish Presbyterian group under the Solemn League and Covenant of 1643, and from 1644 onwards Parliament's armies gained the upper hand - particularly with the improved training and discipline of the New Model Army.
The capture of the King's pamela anderson download mid-seventeenth century between Crown and Parliament (the Cavaliers and the Roundheads), resulting in a parliamentary victory for Oliver Cromwell and the dramatic execution of King Charles I. There was a short-lived republic, the first time that the country had experienced such an event.
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 Encyclopedia: British elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Liberal Democrats won 53 of the 659 Commons seats in the 2001 Parliament, and several nationalist (regional) groupings sit, leading some spectators to regard the Westminster parliament as a "two and a half" party system.
Smaller parties receive much more votes (and seats) in the elections using a proportional system, which are the regional elections for the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, Northern Ireland Assembly and London Assembly, and the European Parliament elections.
Scottish Parliament elections began in 1999, when the Scottish Parliament, created by the Scotland Act 1998, opened.
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 UK Parliament - Parliament and Crown
Along with the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the Crown is an integral part of the institution of Parliament.
The Crown dismisses Parliament before a general election at the request of the Prime Minister (dissolution).
The Crown informs Parliament of the government's policy ideas and plans for new legislation in a speech delivered from the throne in the House of Lords.
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 Queen-in-Parliament - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Queen-in-Parliament (or King-in-Parliament when there is a male monarch), sometimes refered to as the Crown-in-Parliament, is a British constitutional law term for the British Crown in its legislative role, acting with the advice and consent of the House of Commons and House of Lords.
The Parliament of the United Kingdom consists of the Crown and the two houses of Parliament, and bills passed by the two houses are sent to the Sovereign for Royal Assent before they become law.
The term may also be used in some Commonwealth Realms to refer to the Crown and Parliament of those countries.
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 Folger Institute Stress Site
Full-text transcription of John Hales's A Declaratyon of the Successyon of the Crowne Imperyall of England, 1563.
The combination of foreign war, fiscal constraints, and religious tensions necessitated the calling of Parliament five times during the decade; this was especially unusual given that Parliament had met only once, and then only for a few weeks, during the previous ten years.
Charles dismissed the Parliament rather than suffer an attack on his most prominent government minister, but the next Parliament, in 1626, saw the resumption of the attack from both Houses of Parliament.
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 The Monarchy Today > Ceremony and symbol > Ceremonies > State Opening of Parliament
The ceremony therefore represents the Crown in Parliament.
On arrival, The Queen puts on the Imperial State Crown and her parliamentary robe ready for the ceremony itself.
The Queen has opened Parliament every year of her reign except 1959 and 1963, when she was pregnant.
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 century derives more from what it stands for than from what it does
Various public functions are carried out in the name of the crown, notably public prosecutions, and as the person in whom the crown vests the monarch's name attaches to the various organs of the state: the government, courts and armed services.
The crown, in effect, substitutes for the concept of the state (a concept not well understood or utilised in Britain) and the monarch serves as the personification of the crown.
Problems may arise in the event of a "hung" Parliament, with no one party having an overall majority, particularly if the leader of the third largest party is in a position to sustain either the first or the second placed party in power.
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 2000 Annual Report to Parliament on Crown Corporations and Other Corporate Interests of Canada - Part 2 of 9
List of Crown Corporations and Other Corporate Interests of Canada is a compilation of all the organizations that have been referred to in this report, including parent Crown corporations and their subsidiaries, legal partnerships and associates, joint and mixed enterprises, international organizations and shared-governance corporations in which the Government of Canada has an interest.
Crown corporations have responded to the guidelines and are reporting on their governance activities in their annual reports.
Crown corporations have put in place various forms of training and education programs for their board members.
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 I entirely agree with my hon. Friend...: 21 Oct 2005: House of Commons debates (TheyWorkForYou.com)
The Crown has rather less of a part to play than King George V played in the first world war because the decision is now taken by the Prime Minister and the Defence Council, not necessarily with the support of the Prime Minister's Cabinet colleagues.
In constitutional terms, there is the concept of royal prerogative and the Crown in Council, but there is also the concept of the Crown in Parliament, which is equally or more important.
They owe their loyalty to the Crown and to the country, not to the Prime Minister of the day.
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 The Crown - SmartyBrain Encyclopedia and Dictionary
In practice, however, the UK is governed by the government derived from the democratically elected parliament, but this is only done 'on behalf of the Crown' and laws are passed by the Crown in Parliament.
Crown servants may not sit as Members of Parliament and this is used as a way of allowing MPs to retire before their time - they are awarded a sinecure job which is that of a Crown Servant and thus disbarred as an MP (see resignation from the British House of Commons).
The Crown as ultimate owner of all property also owns any property which has become Bona Vacantia.
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 Crown and Parliaments, 1558—1689 - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It examines relations between Crown and parliament in England between the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558 and the revolution of 1688—1689.
The reasons for the development of a limited monarchy, and the role that individual monarchs' personalities played in bringing this about, are explored through a series of stimulating case studies and primary sources.
Central themes include: changes in the balance of power between Crown and parliament, the growing constraints on royal powers and the evolution of parliament into a permanent institution.
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 The declaration of independence of the United States of America part2
All supplies to the Crown being free gifts of the people, it is unreasonable and inconsistent with the principles and spirit of the British Constitution, for the people of Great Britain to grant to His Majesty the property of the colonists.
The government under Lord North and its majority in Parliament reacted promptly in 1774 with four laws that cut deeply into the colonists' economic and political life and clearly set the stage for military conflict.
Parliament's cleverest move, the Quebec Act of 1774, liberally granted to the 70,000 French speaking Canadians and their Roman Catholic church the right to self government-including recognition of French civil law and the bishop's see at Quebec.
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 Features - The Electronic Parliament: Resources for Tracking U.K. Legislation | LLRX.com
The House of Lords,; the subject of much revision in the past few years, is comprised of 92 hereditary peers (both elected and appointed), 695 life peers, and 26 bishops.
When a bill is introduced in Parliament it follows one of two paths, depending on which chamber of Parliament it was introduced (see chart).
Public Bills before Parliament” page (assuming the bill is a public bill and not a private or hybrid bill).
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 BBC NEWS | Politics | Crown and Parliament
However, this royal seal of approval, the Royal Assent, cannot in practice be withheld and there are now no circumstances in which the monarch could prevent an Act being passed.
Similarly the prime minister must seek the monarch's permission to form a government and to dissolve a Parliament.
The monarch - or a representative - is only personally present in Parliament for the annual state opening at which the Queen's (or King's) Speech sets out the government's aims and objectives for legislation in the coming session.
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 Welcome to the Parliament of Canada Web site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The 39th Parliament is scheduled to meet on Monday, April 3, 2006.
The Parliament of Canada is pleased to offer professional development, classroom activities, and background resources for teachers.
The Governor General represents the Crown in Canada and therefore plays an important role in the parliamentary process.
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 parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Parliament’s “taxation without representation” legislation emanated from and was advanced by Her Majesty’s Treasury and Cabinet Office.
ACTS OF PARLIAMENT AND AMERICAN HISTORY: Virtually all of the central events leading up to the war for American Independence were either Acts of Parliament or, on the colonial side, actions, writings or uprisings that responded directly to Acts of Parliament.
It is no exaggeration to say, as the colonists themselves said many times, that Acts of the British Parliament were what transformed the Americans from loyal British subjects into rebels fighting to defend their rights and liberties.
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The oath ascertains the supremacy of the law, not the supremacy of the Crown or of Parliament.
The Bill includes the words: ‘…the said Lords…and Commons, being the two Houses of Parliament, should continue to sit and…make effectual provision for the settlement of the …laws and liberties of this kingdom, so that the same for the future might not be in danger again of being subverted.
You sir, haven’t been elected to Parliament and hold your position by your patronage of Tony Blair, who, when the truth is finally revealed, will go down in history as the traitor that he is, and as the most reviled PM ever.
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Henry's mistrust of the nobility derived from his experiences in the Wars of the Roses - a majority remained dangerously neutral until the very end.
His skill at by-passing Parliament (and thus, the will of the nobility) played a crucial role in his success at renovating government.
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Under the Declaration of Breda of May 1660, Charles had promised pardons, arrears of Army pay, confirmation of land purchases during the Interregnum and 'liberty of tender consciences' in religious matters, but several issues remained unresolved.
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Finally the King was forbidden to maintain a standing army in time of peace without Parliament's consent.
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Charles entered the House of Commons (the first king to do so), intent on arresting John Pym, the leader of Parliament and four others, but the five conspirators cheap cod fioricet is based on a covenant between the magistrate (or the representative or king) and the populace.
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