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  British House of Commons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The House of Commons is a democratically elected body, consisting of 646 members, who are known as "Members of Parliament" or "MPs." Members are elected by the first past the post system of election for limited terms, holding office until Parliament is dissolved (a maximum of five years).
The rule that precludes certain Crown officers from serving in the House of Commons is used to circumvent a resolution adopted by the House of Commons in 1623, under which Members are not permitted to resign their seats.
The supremacy of the Commons in legislative matters is assured by the Parliament Acts, under which certain types of bills may be presented for the Royal Assent without the consent of the House of Lords.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_House_of_Commons   (6934 words)

 House of Commons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The House of Commons is the elected lower house of PARLIAMENT.
The House, often incorrectly referred to as Parliament, is important constitutionally because no new statutes of any kind may be made except in response to bills that have been passed by it, and politically because, unlike the SENATE, it is an independent, elected body.
The decision of the House to publish its debates in the form of HANSARD and to use television were prompted in part by dissatisfaction with the news media.
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 House of Commons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Most Westminster-system nations have since changed the name of their lower house to "the House of Representatives." There are only two existing Houses of Commons.
The House of Commons was also the lower house of the Parliament of Ireland, before its abolition under the 1801 Act of Union, and the short-lived Parliament of Southern Ireland in 1920, which was subsequently superseded by the Dáil of the Irish Free State.
Similarly, the House of Commons was the lower house of the Parliament of Northern Ireland before its abolition in 1972.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/h/ho/house_of_commons.html   (176 words)

 House of Commons
The House of Commons is the elected body in the Parliament of Canada.
The House of Commons is made up of the Speaker, the prime minister, and the members of the governing party and opposition parties.
The House does not permit members to use unruly language, since this reflects on the honour of the House.
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 Canadian House of Commons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Board is responsible for the House budget and the establishment of guidelines for the use of all resources provided to the Members for use in carrying out their parliamentary functions.
The Deputy Speaker of the House, the position I held in the last Parliament, is not an elected one, as the Speaker’s office is. Instead, the newly elected Prime Minister appoints a Member to this position, as well as appointing Members to other positions, such as Assistant Speakers.
The Board of Internal Economy, pursuant to various statutory limitations, is authorized to approve and control the expenditures of the House of Commons, is empowered to make by-laws governing the use of funds, and goods, services and premises purchased with such funds, and also acts as the employer of the staff of the House.
www.david-kilgour.com /mp/house.htm   (2588 words)

 British House of Commons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The House of Commons is a democratically elected body, consisting of 659 members, who are known as "Member of ParliamentMembers of Parliament" or "MPs." Members are elected for limited terms, holding office until Parliament is dissolved (a maximum of five years).
Moreover, the Government of the United Kingdom is answerable to the House of Commons; the Prime Minister of the United KingdomPrime Minister/ stays in office only as long as he or she retains the support of the Lower House.
The division of Parliament into two houses occurred during the reign of Edward III of EnglandEdward III/: the knights and burgesses formed the House of Commons, whilst the clergy and nobility formed the House of Lords.
www.infothis.com /find/British_House_of_Commons   (6645 words)

 UT Coops | Housing Coops by ICC near the University of Texas at Austin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
House of Commons (more commonly referred to as HoC) is a 27-member household located five blocks from the UT campus.
We are different from other houses in that we usually have non-students making up a portion of the house and we always have a diverse group of people living here.
House meetings are every other Sunday at 7 pm; attendance is required, so as to make sure that everyone has a chance to give input on house decisions.
www.iccaustin.coop /houses/hoc.html   (250 words)

 House of Commons
The House of Commons is truly a debating chamber, where every Member is free to express his or her own view on a matter, and where opposing arguments can be expressed frankly and passionately.
The House of Commons examines and passes proposals for new laws, generally in the form of Bills presented to Parliament by Government.
A major role in the House of Commons is to subject the policies and actions of the Government to public scrutiny.
www.andrewgeorge.org.uk /commons.htm   (1125 words)

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The benches and carpets are green – the colour traditionally associated with the House of Commons.
House of Commons committees meet in smaller rooms upstairs in the Palace of Westminster or in Portcullis House which is a modern building next door to the Palace.
If every MP turned up at the House of Commons Chamber at once, there would not be enough seats for all of them to sit down.
www.explore.parliament.uk /Parliament.aspx?id=123&subSection=true   (253 words)

 House of Commons, England (History)
Commoners were first summoned to advise Edward I.
As the concept of democracy grew, power gradually shifted from the hereditary House of Lords to the elected House of Commons.
Like the House of Lords, the House of Commons meets in the Houses of Parliament at Westminster.
www.ohwy.com /eg/h/hc.htm   (175 words)

 House of Commons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
By the time of Edward IÍs death in 1307, the summoning of representatives of townspeople and gentry was becoming common practice, and although they were present at only three of the first seven parliaments of Edward II, they attended all but two of them between 1310 and 1327.
The Commons became a normal component of Edward IIIÍs parliaments and were invariably present from the mid-fourteenth century onward.
The emergence of the Commons and the progressive extension of its power is a matter of immense significance in the development of the unwritten English "constitution."
www.columbia.edu /ccnmtl/draft/sylvie/dave_presentaion/mmt/burke/concepts/commons.html   (123 words)

 Scotsman.com News - House of Commons security
MICHAEL Martin, the Speaker of the House of Commons, is to lose control of Westminster security...
THE guests of MPs and peers are to be denied special access to the House of Commons public...
THE House of Commons authorities last night pledged to investigate The Scotsman's revelations that...
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=1159   (481 words)

 Chat Stratics - Your Massively Multiplayer IRC Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Stratics is pleased to announce a House of Commons with the developers of Everquest on August 25th.
Stratics is pleased to announce a House of Commons with the developers of Shadowbane on August 19th.
Stratics is pleased to announce a House of Commons with the developers of Shadowbane on July 29th.
chat.stratics.com   (1427 words)

 House of Commons
In the 15th century the House of Lords was the Upper House and the House of Commons the Lower House.
After the Act of Union in 1800 the number of members in the House of Commons increased from 558 to 658.
The House of Commons is plainly and neatly fitted up, and accommodated with galleries, supported by slender iron pillars, adorned with Corinthian capitals and scones.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /Pcommons.htm   (1794 words)

 The Churchill Society London. Churchill's Speeches.
On June 4, Churchill reported to the House of Commons, seeking to check the mood of national euphoria and relief at the unexpected deliverance, and to make a clear appeal to the United States.
The whole root and core and brain of the British Army,on which and around which we were to build, and are to build, the great British Armies in the later years of the war, seemed about to perish upon the field or to be led into an ignominious and starving capacity.
I asked the House a week ago to suspend its judgment because the facts were not clear, but I do not feel that any reason now exists why we should not form our own opinions upon this pitiful episode.
www.churchill-society-london.org.uk /Dunkirk.html   (3086 words)

 Stratics Central - Vanguard - Vanguard House of Common Logs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Log of Second Vanguard House of Commons - January 11, 2005
Log of Third Vanguard House of Commons - October 5, 2005
Third House of Commons - August 8, 2003
www.stratics.com /content/portals/vanguard/content/community/hocs/index.php   (75 words)

 House of Commons: Government Defeats
Divisions on Private Members’ Bills, Private Bills, and internal regulation of the House of Commons are not subject to a whip and are not therefore included, even if the line urged by the government was defeated.
Defeat on an amendment to a bill could be reversed in the House of Lords (for example the Local Government Bill in 1972), or almost immediately in the House of Commons (for example the National Health Service and Community Care Bill in 1990).
Amendment to the Housing (Financial Provisions) Bill to apply section 3 of the Housing etc. Act 1923 retrospectively where the Minister certifies that a local authority is failing to take necessary steps for construction of houses.
www.election.demon.co.uk /defeats.html   (3877 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Special report: House of Commons
June 30, Guardian leader: Tuesday's Commons majority of 31 on the second reading of the identity cards bill seems, at first sight, to puncture the often stated claim that Labour would have serious difficulty governing with a majority of 67.
May 27: The huntsmen who stormed the House of Commons to protest against the ban on foxhunting escaped with a conditional discharge yesterday before vowing their direct action protests would continue.
October 22: The average MP cost taxpayers £118,000 in allowances and expenses last year, it was revealed yesterday when the House of Commons opened its books in an attempt to counter accusations of fiddling and sleaze.
politics.guardian.co.uk /commons/0,9054,442878,00.html   (1288 words)

 House of Commons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The House of Commons, 75 feet in length, 45 feet wide, 41 feet high, is very substantially fittd up with Oak-panelling, in a more simple and business like style than the House of Lords.
The present ceiling which hides the original one was constructed to improve the lighting and ventilation.
The members of the House (670 in number, though seats are provided for 476 only) enter either by the public approach, or by a private entrance through a side door to the east of Wesminster Hall and along an arcade between this hall and the Star Chamber Court.
www.victorianweb.org /art/architecture/feist/16.html   (173 words)

 House of Commons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Government Notice No. 8, which is on today's House of Commons Notice Paper, in the first paragraph removes the hour allotted for Private Members' Business from Wednesday, which by itself seems relatively meaningless until one sees that it has been moved to Monday.
This notice of motion makes it extremely difficult for those members of Parliament who live on the extremities of this country to be in Ottawa to participate fully in debate.
We must be on the lookout for what goes on in the House of Commons before the government destroys the very Parliament that we are here to protect.
www.sen.parl.gc.ca /dtkachuk/speech_00_03_02.html   (450 words)

Enquiries about the work, proceedings and history of the House of Commons should be directed to the House of Commons Information Office.
Enquiries about the role and work of the House of Lords should be directed to the House of Lords Information Office.
Enquiries about the historical records of both houses of Parliament should be directed to the Parliamentary Archives.
www.solarnavigator.net /house_of_commons.htm   (435 words)

 Stratics Central - House of Commons Logs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Log of the Sixth Lineage House of Commons - December 4, 2002
Log of the Fifth Lineage House of Commons - October 1, 2002
Log of the Fourth Lineage House of Commons - September 4, 2002
www.stratics.com /content/hocs/index.php   (1082 words)

 Peter Luff - MP for Mid Worcestershire
But we are all still, to a greater or lesser extent, in awe of the Chamber of the House of Commons.
I sometimes joke that the best way to keep a secret is to make a speech about it in the House of Commons.
Now that national newspapers don't report what happens there – except for question time – and now that the BBC has reduced its coverage of parliament, it is difficult to know what your representatives are saying.
www.peterluff.co.uk /house_commons.asp   (182 words)

 Parliament Home Page | Houses of Parliament
Members of the House of Commons and Members of the House of Lords.
The House of Commons and the House of Lords have returned from Summer recess.
The House of Commons Library produces a number of research papers on parliamentary subjects.
www.parliament.uk   (343 words)

 House of Commons
Five of NEL's Post-graduate Training Partnership (PTP) Associates were recently chosen to present their research work to MP's at a special reception at the House of Commons.
I am sure we shall be able to find more volunteers next year as this was a really good opportunity to present our research work at a high level and to network with other specialists from a wide range of fields.
Above all the day at the House of Commons was fun, which technical research work can be.
mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk /flowpages/page6.html   (611 words)

 CANADA (House of Commons - Chambre des Communes)
Elections were held for all members of the House of Commons following the premature dissolution of this body on 27 April 1997.
In the wake of the premature dissolution of the House of Commons, Prime Minister Jean Chrétien (Liberal Party) announced the date on the general elections on 27 April.
The voting outcome in general underlined the pronounced regionalisation of Canadian politics, with each party, besides the Liberals, being backed mainly on geographical basis (Reform Party in west, BQ in Quebec, Progressive Conservative Party (PCP) in the east) except for the socialist New Democratic Party (NDP), headed by Ms.
www.appf.org.pe /members/003about.htm   (1174 words)

 House of 'Commons'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In its heyday democracy was about majority rule and the common people electing their peers to look after their interests.
We are now blessed with political spods trained at colleges and universities in the art of spin, lies and undermining the opposition.
The Houses of Parliament are now inhabited by a breed of politician more concerned about digging up some dirt on their opposite number than in putting forward compelling arguments for new policy.
www.pistonheads.com /doc.asp?c=48&i=7212   (533 words)

Parliament consists, technically, of the monarch, the House of Commons, and the House of Lords, but the word in common usage refers to the members of the two houses or, more specifically to Commons alone.
The great power of the House of Commons lies, historically, in its control of government finances.
Houses of Parliament - Houses of Parliament: see Westminster Palace.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0837681.html   (276 words)

 House of Commons Page Programme
During their first year of university studies, the brightest and best students from across Canada are chosen to work in the House of Commons and must study at one of the universities in the National Capital Region.
Pages are the people who collect and distribute official documents, link Members to their Hill offices, serve House Officials and act as liaisons for the Speaker, Chair Occupant, MPs and Table Officers.
To be a part of this exciting program, you must be bilingual, maintain an average of 80% and be studying in the faculties of Arts or Social Sciences, in the School of Management, in Human Kinetics or in Leisure Studies.
www.uottawa.ca /prospective/info/page_program.html   (232 words)

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