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  House of Lords - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The House of Lords is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The House of Lords is an unelected body, consisting of two archbishops and 24 bishops of the established Church of England ("Lords Spiritual") and 706 members of the Peerage ("Lords Temporal").
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.
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 House of Lords -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The House of Lords is a component of the (Click link for more info and facts about Parliament of the United Kingdom) Parliament of the United Kingdom, which also includes the (A nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right) Sovereign and the (The lower house of the British parliament) House of Commons.
Of the remaining ninety hereditary peers in the House of Lords, fifteen are elected by the whole House.
A Lord of Appeal in Ordinary must retire at the age of seventy, or, if his or her term is extended by the Government, at the age of seventy-five; after reaching such an age, the Law Lord cannot hear any further legal cases.
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 House of Lords
The House of Lords is located in the Palace of Westminster, and is used for the State Opening of Parliament, as by convention, the Sovereign may not enter the elected House of Commons.
The Lord Chancellor, as well as being a judge and the cabinet minister responsible for the judiciary and the courts, serves as the Lord Speaker of the House of Lords.
On 1st November 1999, the House of Lords was composed of 759 hereditary peers, 26 Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England, and the 545 life peers created by either the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876 or the Life Peerages Act 1958.
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 House of Lords   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The House of Lords is an unelected body, consisting of 26 senior clerics of the Church of England (the "Lords Spiritual"), as well as 669 members of the Peerage/ (the "Lords Temporal").
All women in the House of Lords are amongst the Lords Temporal; the Church of England does not presently permit the consecration of female archbishops or bishops, though this issue is currently under consideration, with many observers expecting female bishops in the near future.
In addition, the Lord Chancellor is the head of the judiciary of England and Wales, serving as the President of the Courts of England and WalesSupreme Court of England and Wales.
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 HOUSE OF LORDS FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Unlike the House of Commons, the House of Lords does not elect its own Speaker; rather, the ''ex officio'' presiding officer is the Lord_Chancellor (as_of_2005, The Rt Hon.
The jurisdiction of the Privy Council in the United Kingdom, however, is narrower than that of the House of Lords; it encompasses appeals from ecclesiastical courts, issues related to devolution, disputes under the House_of_Commons_Disqualification_Act_1975, and a few other minor matters.
The House would be presided over not by the Lord Chancellor, but by the Lord_High_Steward, an official especially appointed for the occasion of the trial.
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 THE IRISH PEERS AND THE HOUSE OF LORDS - THE FINAL CHAPTER
Although Lord Oranmore and Browne had obtained an opinion from two leading members of the Bar, F H Maugham, the future Lord Chancellor, and Wilfred Greene, the future Master of the Rolls, that the right of the Irish peers to elect representative peers had survived and was unassailable, the matter was not pressed.
The existing Irish representative peers continued to be summoned to sit in the House of Lords until the last survivor, the Earl of Kilmorey, died in 1961.
Lord Jauncey justified this approach because he could not believe that in 1800 it was contemplated that there would ever be a time when Ireland did not exist as a political entity as the Act of Union was stated to be 'for ever'.
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The Lord Chancellor delivered a Message from the Throne, respecting the Union, similar to that which had been delivered in the House of Commons, and moved that it should be taken into consideration on Monday.—Ordered.—Adjourned.
Sir Lawrence Parson stated to the House an act which he considered of the greatest enormity, a high infringement of the privileges of Parliament, and a violation of the liberties of the subject.
To shew the operation of the proportion of seven one-half to one, (the ratio of British and Irish contributions), his Lordship stated that the peace establishment of Great Britain (exclusive of interest for debt) was 5, 800,000, that of Ireland 1, 012,000; in a proportion of 5 3-4ths to 1.
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 Articles - Kingdom of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Irish House of Commons and Irish House of Lords
The kingdom was legislated for by a bicameral Irish Parliament, made up of a House of Commons and a House of Lords, which almost always met in Dublin.
The powers of the Irish parliament were restricted by a series of laws, notably Poynings Law of 1492.
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 thePeerage.com - Exhibit
Both memorials were referred to the attorney-general and solicitor-general for consideration, who in 1765 reported to the lords-justices in favour of the claim of Arthur, who accordingly, on coming of age, took his seat in the Irish House of Lords.
It was opposed by Constantine Phipps, Lord Mulgrave, who claimed to be interested in the result by virtue of the will of James, Earl of Anglesey, the grandfather of the claimant.
Journals of the House of Lords, (Ireland) iii.
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 Presbyterians in Ireland by Brian Orr Part 4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The supremacy of King William following the battle of the Boyne in 1690 was not as advantageous to the Presbyterians as it might have been because as a constitutional monarch, he could not do all that he wished for them.
Thus until his death in 1702, William was only able to influence existing law while the Irish Bishops, who represented about half of the membership of the Irish House of Lords, continued their vindictive actions against Presbyterians.
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