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  Office of the Leader of the House of Commons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Office of the Leader of the House of Commons is a United Kingdom government department.
In recent prior cabinets the Leader of the House of Commons was also combined with that of Lord President of the Council which resulted in the Privy Council Office supporting the Leader of the House of Commons.
Leader of the House of Commons - The Rt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Office_of_the_Leader_of_the_House_of_Commons   (252 words)

  
 Leader of the House of Commons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Leader of the House of Commons is a member of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom who is responsible for arranging government business in the House of Commons.
As of May 2006, the Leader of the House is Jack Straw.
During his period in office he chaired the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons, which proposed significant reforms of the sitting hours of the House.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leader_of_the_House_of_Commons   (362 words)

  
 Robin Cook
After the 2001 general election he was moved from the Foreign Office to be Leader of the House of Commons.
As Leader of the House he was responsible for reforming the hours and practices of the House.
Cook's resignation statement in the House of Commons, received with an unprecedented standing ovation by fellow MPs, was described by the BBC's Andrew Marr[?] as "without doubt one of the most effective, brilliant, resignation speeches in modern British politics" and "by far a better speech than he has made at any time in government".
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ro/Robin_Cook.html   (590 words)

  
 Office Objectives and Structure
The Ministerial head of the Privy Council Office is the President of the Council.
The Privy Council Office provides Secretariat services for the Privy Council (that part of Her Majesty's Government which advises on the exercise of prerogative powers and certain functions assigned to The Queen and the Council by Act of Parliament).
The Privy Council Office also has responsibility for the administration of the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons, and his Deputy.
www.privycouncil.gov.uk /output/page2.asp   (318 words)

  
 Minister in the Privy Council Office (PCO)
The Rt Hon Baroness Valerie Amos of Brondesbury was appointed Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council on 6 October 2003.
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, she was a co-opted member of the Select Committee on European Communities Sub-Committee F (Social Affairs, Education and Home Affairs) 1997-98.
www.privy-council.org.uk /output/Page7.asp   (287 words)

  
 Office of the Leader of the House of Commons
The Office of the Leader of the House of Commons has two Ministers - The Leader of the House of Commons, Rt.
The Leader of the House of Commons is responsible for the effective management of the business of the House, in particular the smooth progress of the Government's legislative programme.
Office of the Leader of the House of Commons (opens in new window)
www.number-10.gov.uk /output/page4735.asp   (211 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Leader of the House of Commons
The Leader of the House is a member of the cabinet and controls the running of business which has been decided on by the Chief Whip.
When the Prime Minister is absent, the Leader of the House can deputised for him or her, particularly at Prime Minister's Questions where the Leader answers on the Prime Minister's behalf, and carries out some other formal duties on her or his behalf.
The Leader of the House is a non-statutory, non-Crown appointed office.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/politics/h-l/82508.stm   (176 words)

  
 United Kingdom Parliament
House of Commons Library Research papers - these papers are compiled for the benefit of British Members of Parliament by the staff of the House of Commons Library.
Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)- POST is an office of the two Houses of Parliament (Commons and Lords).
Effectively, the tabling of an EDM is a device to draw attention to an issue, and to elicit support for it by the means of inviting other Members to add their signatures to the motion.
www.lib.gla.ac.uk /Depts/MOPS/Offpub/parliament.shtml   (387 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)

  
 Lord Sydney Papers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
He was a lord of the treasury in the first Rockingham ministry and continued in that office in the Chatham administration until December, 1767, when he became a member of the Privy Council and joint paymaster general.
Townshend remained in opposition until the end of the North ministry and spoke frequently in the House of Commons against the American war.
He became leader of the House of Commons and made a superb defense in the debate on the peace preliminaries.
www.clements.umich.edu /WEBGUIDES/Arlenes/S/Sydney.html   (356 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Commons ovation for Robin Cook as he quits cabinet and rounds on Blair ...
Robin Cook last night let rip months of frustration with Tony Blair's Iraq policy when he used his cabinet resignation speech to warn colleagues that "history will be astonished at the diplomatic miscalculations" which now look certain to bring war in a matter of days.
In a sustained demolition job on the prime minister's strategy, which earned him a rare standing ovation from anti-war MPs, the ex-leader of the house praised the absent Mr Blair's "heroic efforts" and said he wants no part in attempts to overthrow him.
The international development secretary, Clare Short, announced that she would be "reflecting overnight" on whether to join Mr Cook on the rebellious Labour backbenches where he spoke last night for the first time in 23 years.
politics.guardian.co.uk /iraq/story/0,12956,916497,00.html   (485 words)

  
 LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
On any of the first 15 days on which the House is sitting after the making of the tariff or amendment
Within three months after the financial year in respect of which it is made or, if the House is not then sitting, on any of the first 15 days next that it is sitting
www.parl.gc.ca /37/2/parlbus/chambus/house/reports/17-lead-e.htm   (143 words)

  
 Other bodies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Advisory Group on Security and Intelligence Records: The Cabinet Office interdepartmental Advisory Group on Security and Intelligence Records considers a range of issues concerning intelligence related records.
HOLAC – to recommend non-party-political peers for the House of Lords and to vet all nominations for life peerages.
To support the Leader of the House of Commons and the Deputy Leader in carrying out their ministerial responsibilities.
www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk /about_the_cabinet_office/other_bodies.asp   (568 words)

  
 IDABC - UK: UK e-enables information flows between Government and Par
The first phase of the ePC network provides a secure, electronic mechanism to deliver Parliamentary Questions from the House of Commons to Government Departments, and Answers to Questions and Written Ministerial Statements from Government to the House of Commons.
“This network, initiated by my Office, establishes, for the first time, the electronic transfer of information between Government and Parliament”, said Peter Hain, Leader of the House of Commons.
Subject to further discussion with the House authorities, it is expected that the system will be extended in a second phase to cover other information exchanged between Government and Parliament.
europa.eu.int /idabc/en/document/3599/5648   (244 words)

  
 Glossary - Parliamentary Jargon Explained | Houses of Parliament
The Leader of the House of Commons is the member of the Government who is responsible for organising Government business in the Commons.
The Leader of the House is a member of the Cabinet and works closely with the Chief Whip.
The Leader of the House of Lords is responsible for looking after the organisation of Government business and procedure in the House of Lords.
www.parliament.uk /glossary/glossary.cfm?ref=leadero_9302   (282 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Politics | Cook quits over Iraq crisis
The decision by the House of Commons leader, one of the highest profile figures in the Labour Party, came as the Cabinet held an emergency meeting in Downing Street.
Meanwhile, the Foreign Office advised all Britons in Kuwait, except diplomatic staff, to leave the country.
Ahead of Tuesday's Commons debate, rebel MPs warn they will table an amendment stating there is no moral justification for war without a new resolution.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/2857637.stm   (744 words)

  
 Office of the Leader of the House of Commons
The House of Commons is currently in Summer Recess
The Office has two Ministers: The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP is Leader of the House of Commons and Nigel Griffiths MP is Deputy Leader.
New additions to the site include the Legislation section which gives information on each Government bill; historical information on previous Leaders of the House; and a new and improved Email alert option.
www.commonsleader.gov.uk   (167 words)

  
 Frequently Asked Questions - About the Commons | Houses of Parliament
The Frequently Asked Questions page aims to answer many of the enquiries received by the House of Commons Information Office, the House of Lords Information Office and the site Webmaster.
Are members of the public admitted to the House of Commons to watch debates?
These Frequently Asked Questions are maintained by the House of Commons Information Office.
www.parliament.uk /faq/faq.cfm   (751 words)

  
 Parliamentary Questions
If the Leader will take steps to ensure that the drafting of answers of Parliamentary questions in Government Departments is undertaken by officials with direct responsibility for the subject matter
Members from Northern Ireland constituencies who do not take their seats as will be imposed upon members of the Northern Ireland Assembly with effect from 25th November.
If the Leader will ask the Modernisation Committee to examine the degree to which the quality of replies to parliamentary questions enables Ministers to be held accountable by hon.
www.commonsleader.co.uk /output/page18.asp   (209 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Comment | Vote for the Lib Dems and you will risk a Tory victory
They need us to embark on the biggest building programme of affordable housing in generations.
All of those 11 faced the same sort of criticism that Labour does - that they should have gone further and faster, that they were not pursuing socialist policies, that they had sacrificed leftwing principles.
· Peter Hain is leader of the Commons and secretary of state for Wales
politics.guardian.co.uk /comment/story/0,9115,1446823,00.html   (1155 words)

  
 Aims and Objectives of the Privy Council Office (PCO)
Aims and Objectives of the Privy Council Office (PCO)
To support the President of the Council and Leader of the House of Lords in both her roles, and to provide administration support for the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons, and his Deputy;
To provide a Secretariat to the Privy Council in its constitutional and statutory role.
www.privy-council.org.uk /OutPut/page9.asp   (166 words)

  
 Contacting Office of the Leader of the House of Commons
Contacting Office of the Leader of the House of Commons
If you have any reason to contact the Leader of the House or his Deputy, please write to them at:
For all media enquires please contact 020 7210 1092 in the first instance.
www.commonsleader.gov.uk /output/page12.asp   (43 words)

  
 Departmental Plan for the Privy Council Office (PCO)
The Departmental Plan for the Privy Council Office for financial year 2006/7
The Departmental Plan for the Privy Council Office for financial year 2005/06.
The Departmental Plan for the Privy Council Office for financial year 2004/5.
www.privy-council.co.uk /output/page40.asp   (53 words)

  
 About Labour: The Labour Party: securing Britain's future   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Before entering Parliament as MP for Neath in 1991, worked as Head of Research for the Communication Workers Union.
Leader of the House of Commons 2003 -, Secretary of State for Wales 2002 - 2003.
Contact your MP at the House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA.
www.labour.org.uk /maps/locinfo.phtml?ctid=2638   (249 words)

  
 Modernisation of the House of Commons - Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Modernisation of the House of Commons - Resources
A guide to Parliamentary procedures, including an overview of how laws are passed through the Lords and Commons
BBC Guide to the workings of the House of Commons and the House of Lords
www.tellparliament.net /modernisation/resources   (162 words)

  
 Guide to Government
This section helps you find out more about the role of key Government departments.
You will sometimes hear them described as 'Whitehall departments', named after the street in London where many of the head office buildings are located.
Each link provides a description of the work carried out by each department, as well as a list of the ministers and their duties - plus details of the Secretary of State they report to.
www.number-10.gov.uk /output/Page30.asp   (110 words)

  
 Letter from the Office of the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Letter from the Office of the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons
Mr Hague has asked me to thank you for your recent letter and to reply on his behalf.
Although it will not be possible for Mr Hague to accompany Lord Avebury due to the considerable pressures that are already on his diary for October, I can assure you that Mr Hague and Francis Maude will continue to highlight human rights in China.
clearwisdom.net /eng/2000/dec/18/wws121800_3.html   (215 words)

  
 Lalit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Rt Hon Peter Hain MP: Office of the Leader of the House of Commons, UK, House of Commons
I, THE UNDERSIGNED, call on the House of Representatives of the USA, the Senate of the USA, the Parliament of Great Britain, and the National Assembly of Mauritius, to work to ensure:
That an immediate visit by the Red Cross and respected journalists be organized, so that independent investigations can be conducted into the persistent allegations that there have been and/or are Guantanamo-style prisoners being held or rendered on or near Diego Garcia.
www.lalitmauritius.com /news.asp?newsid=550   (313 words)

  
 Links: Local Governement: A-B
and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minster at http://www.odpm.gov.uk/
Note: These new sites aren't online yet but these will be the web addresses.
Office of Gas and Electricity Markets/Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (OFGEM)
govnet.co.uk /links?PHPSESSID=b8685a4327aaebe0dd255b53af7b144f   (92 words)

  
 Tagish: Web Content Management, Transformational Government, Complaints Management, Case Management
A separate Offices and Agencies page lists all other central government bodies.
Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) (formerly the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister)
Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister
www.tagish.co.uk /tagish/links/centgov.htm   (124 words)

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