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  Parliament. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
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.
From Parliament’s judicial authority (derived, through the Lords, from the judicial powers of the great council) to consider petitions for the redress of grievances and to submit such petitions to the king, developed the practice of withholding financial supplies until the king accepted and acted on the petitions.
Yet throughout the Tudor period Parliament’s legislative supremacy was challenged by the crown’s legislative authority through the privy council, a descendant of part of the old feudal council.
www.bartleby.com /65/pa/Parliame.html   (2067 words)

 UK Parliament - Parliament
The present two-chamber system began in the 14th Century in England: the House of Lords (the upper house) and the House of Commons (the lower house) sit separately and are constituted on entirely different principles.
Following the restoration of the Monarchy in 1660, the role of parliament was enhanced by the events of 1688-89 (the 'Glorious Revolution') and the passage of the Bill of Rights which established the authority of Parliament over the King, and enshrined in law the principle of freedom of speech in parliamentary debates.
The result was the Parliament Act of 1911, which removed from the House of Lords the power to veto a bill, except one to prolong the lifetime of a parliament.
www.parliament.uk /works/parliament.cfm   (1036 words)

 New England Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Parliament consists of the King, the House of Assembly and the Witan, whose powers and functions derive from the Constitution of New England, which was enacted on the 1 October 2012.
The House of Assembly is the sole legislative chamber in the Parliament of New England.
Parliament was created by the Constitution of New England, and was first opened by the King on 1 October, 2012.
www.newenglandonline.info /government/parliament   (595 words)

 The Case of England
While continental European states were developing absolute and centralized monarchies, England, in a chaotic and violent century, radically reduced the power of the monarch and developed an alternative state in which the powers of the monarch became subsidiary to the power of the branches of government.
The political experiments of England would be dramatic, from absolutist tendencies at the beginning of the century, to the overthrow of the monarch in the middle of the century and the development of an English Republic, and finally to the restoration of the monarch and the severe limitation of monarchical powers.
They now called England, which had previously been a kingdom, a "commonwealth." It was to be run by Parliament, which would not only legislate and raise taxes, but would also perform the duties traditionally reserved for the monarch, such as running the judiciary and heading the army.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/ENLIGHT/ENGLAND.HTM   (2791 words)

 Scottish Parliament - Yesterday and Today - The Early Years
The "Reformation Parliament" was an important step forward which was continued when the infant King James VI ascended the throne.
But first, he decreed that the Scottish Parliament should have a "fixed abode" and Parliament House in the centre of Edinburgh was built as the a permanent structure to house the institution.
But later, after the execution of King Charles I and the declaration of a republic in England, the Scots Parliament went its own way and resolved to invite his son, Charles II to be King of Scotland.
www.rampantscotland.com /features/parliamenta.htm   (950 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Parliaments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Cavalier Parliament (or Long Parliament of the Restoration) (1661–79) The first Parliament in Charles II's reign to be elected by royal writ.
Many parliamentary systems are based on the British Parliament, which emerged in the late 13th century as an extension of the King's Council, and has been housed at Westminster since...
The Parliament forms part of the permanent structure of the European Community, along with the Council of Ministers, the Commission, the Court of Justice, and the Court of Auditors.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Parliaments&StartAt=11   (806 words)

 The Avalon Project : The Manner of Holding Parliament.
The matters for which parliament has been summoned ought to be deliberated upon according to the calendar of parliament, and according to the order of the petitions delivered and filed; no respect being had for the persons of any one; but he who first made a proposition shall act first.
Parliament ought not to be held on Sundays, but it can be held on all other days; that day always being excepted, and three others, viz.: All Saints', and Souls', and the nativity of John the Baptist.
After the preaching, the chancellor of England or the chief justice of England-that is, he who holds the pleas before the king,-or another suitable honest and eloquent justice or clerk, chosen by the chancellor and chief justice themselves; should announce the cases of parliament, first in general and afterwards in particular, standing.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/medieval/manner.htm   (2578 words)

 Parliament of England information - Search.com
Parliaments continued to behave submissively under the Tudor monarchs who followed Henry, but began to display an unusual sense of independence under Elizabeth I.
The new Parliament was quite rebellious; their struggle for power with the Crown culminated in the English Civil War.
Following the Treaty of Union in 1707 twin Acts of Parliament passed in, respectively, the Parliament of England and the Parliament of Scotland created a new Kingdom of Great Britain and dissolved both parliaments, replacing them with a new Parliament of Great Britain based in the former home of the English parliament.
www.search.com /reference/Parliament_of_England   (1099 words)

England with fifty million people and the third or fourth largest economy in the EU is a different kettle of fish.
Moreover, England would be able to act wholeheartedly in her own interests rather than constantly tailoring national decisions to take into account the demands of the Celts, who in all honesty, increasingly resemble a squadron of albatrosses around Albion's neck.
England might be temporarily embarrassed by a substantially increased trade deficit, but there is no reason to believe that it would be prolonged or seriously affect the English economy.
www.anywhere.demon.co.uk /cep-parl.htm   (8660 words)

 History: English Parliament's Rise ot Power
In the seventeenth century, the political power of the Parliament in England, and the Monarchy in France increased greatly.
In England, after the establishment of the separate Anglican church of England there were many protestant groups left in England still in conflict.
In England, the parliament because of this need, grew to have power over the king and cause great toleration of people's beliefs, in addition to keeping a strong central government.
cyberessays.com /History/110.htm   (556 words)

 Introduction | Campaign for an English Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Scottish Parliament hasn't just given Scotland legislative powers independent of England in such major matters of governance as education, health, transport, law, planning and many more but has established Scotland constitutionally and politically as a distinct country and the Scots as a distinct nation within the UK.
The people of England includes everyone who considers this ancient land to be their home and future regardless of ethnicity, race, religion or culture.
We are not campaigning for an England independent of Scotland and Wales and we are not opposed to the United Kingdom.
www.thecep.org.uk /introduction.shtml   (1110 words)

 Houses of Parliament - Icons of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Houses of Parliament have thankfully survived most other turbulent times since they were built.
The “Mother of all Parliaments” is very popular with tourists, who can go into the Strangers Galleries to watch proceedings of either the Lords or Commons.
At one time I would heartily have agreed that the Houses of Parliament were and icon of, not only England but of the United Kingdom.
www.icons.org.uk /nom/nominations/houses-of-parliament   (301 words)

 Houses of Parliament on AboutBritain.com
The Houses of Parliament, otherwise known as The Palace of Westminster, stands on the site where Edward the Confessor had the original palace built in the first half of the eleventh century.
It was used as England's highest court of law until the nineteenth century and it was here that Guy Fawkes was tried for attempting to blow up the House of Lords on 5th November 1605.
Although admission to the Houses of Parliament Strangers Gallery to observe debate is free, there may be in some cases a guiding cost in relation to tours for constituents and other interested parties, arranged through Members of Parliament.
www.aboutbritain.com /HousesParliament.htm   (1100 words)

 USA:King William of England Addresses Parliament
It is fit I should tell you, the eyes of all Europe are upon this Parliament; all matters are at a stand, till your resolutions are known; and therefore no time ought to be lost.
In order to do your part, it will be necessary to have a great strength at sea, and to provide for the security of our ships in harbour; and also that there be such a force at land, as is expected in proportion to the forces of our Allies.
I will only add this; if you do in good earnest desire to see England hold the balance of Europe, and to be indeed at the head of the Protestant interest, it will appear by your right improving the present opportunity.
odur.let.rug.nl /usa.990917/D/1701-1725/england/french.htm   (366 words)

 Acts of the UK Parliament
This page provides links to the full text of all UK Parliament Public General Acts (from 1988 onwards) and all Local Acts (from 1991 onwards) as they were originally enacted.
Bills currently before the UK Parliament are available on the UK Parliament website.
The purpose of these Explanatory Notes is to make the Act of Parliament accessible to readers who are not legally qualified and who have no specialised knowledge of the matters dealt with.
www.hmso.gov.uk /acts.htm   (305 words)

 Iain Dale on an English Parliament » The England Project
I think that they will fail because their plan asks for the people of England to grin a bare both constitutional anomalies and practical outcomes that show equality of citizenship, as legislated for by the state, is no longer a reality.
Camp 5, dissolution of all local parliaments with Europe united under one mother of all parliaments.
If it is then it’s a damn stupid one that will disrupt the working of parliament and potentially wreck the Union, or at least bring down the government that implements it.
www.theenglandproject.net /wordpress/?p=286   (797 words)

 The Parliament of England, 1559—1581 - Cambridge University Press
This is the first comprehensive account of the parliament of early modern England at work, written by the leading authority on sixteenth-century English, constitutional and political history.
Professor Elton explains how parliament dealt with bills and acts, discusses the many various matters that came to notice there, and investigates its role in political matters.
Parliament’s fundamental function in the government of the realm lay rather in the granting of taxes and the making of laws.
www.cambridge.org /catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521328357   (177 words)

 CELT: Extracts from Acts of Parliament at Dublin, 1689
An act declaring that the parliament of England cannot bind Ireland against writs of error and appeals to be brought for removing judgments, decrees, and sentences given in Ireland into England:
And, that if any person or persons shall offend herein, he shall be fined and imprisoned, according to the discretion of the court where he shall be prosecuted for the same.
Orange: Be it therefore enacted by your most excellent majesty, with the consent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and the commons, in this present parliament assembled, and by the authority aforesaid, and it is accordingly enacted by authority of the same, that the said two several acts hereinbefore mentioned, commonly called
www.ucc.ie:8080 /cocoon/celt/E703001-004   (343 words)

 European Parliament | Church of England
The debate in the European Parliament this morning (7 November 2002) on the petition of Revd Ray Owen took place in Brussels this morning.
Unfortunately it appears that none of the six MEPs taking part in the debate were aware of a fundamental error in the report they were debating concerning Church of England legislation, despite efforts to bring this to their attention before the debate.
The error made was for the report to suggest that Mr Owen should have been granted a freehold office rather than one for a term of seven years under the church legislation covering his appointment as a Team Rector.
www.cofe.anglican.org /news/european_parliament.html   (165 words)

 John Redwood and an Engolish Parliament » The England Project
Via Iain we see that John Redwood is a fan of some sort of English Parliament sitting at Westminster.
Anything else (the regional agenda for instance) is unworkable and would simply compound the problem of the divergence of rights or, which is likely with a regional agenda, never see the same kind of power offered.
This DEFCON alert status refers to the attitude of the political establishment to an English Parliament and not the attitude of, you know, the little people.
www.theenglandproject.net /wordpress/?p=324   (385 words)

 Murky.org » Lord Falconer’s ‘English Parliament’ Interview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
But England is unchanged and that raises profound constitutional questions, not least why should a Scottish MP be able to vote on English matters when a English MP can’t vote on Scottish matters, and a Scottish MP can’t vote on Scottish matters, devolved matters, himself unless he’s a member of the Scottish parliament.
There is absolutely no need for the sort of protection for England which comes for the Scots and the Welsh by having their own parliamentary assembly.
Falconer’s no to English Parliament is the beginning, not the end ‘ the real significance of today’s comments is that Falconer felt it necessary to make them at all.
www.murky.org /blg/2006/03/13/lord-falconers-english-parliament-interview   (3757 words)

 England (The Nation, February 25, 1869)
As the Parliament of England does not meet for the next ten days, the ordinary period of Christmas dullness is protracted for a fortnight beyond the usual time.
In England, one has not yet had even a glimpse of a frost.
If American travelers would occasionally do the favor to stay with everyone in England for a little longer on their way to the Continent, they would discover that amongst the various blessings of a constitutional monarchy not the least is a happy freedom from the extremes of weather as of politics.
www.thenation.com /archive/detail/14144418   (159 words)

 Rump Parliament - MSN Encarta
Rump Parliament, name given during the English Revolution to the Long Parliament of England after it was purged in 1648 of members opposed to the...
Parliaments and Assemblies: It is not fit that…
Relaunching a career, by book or by bootstrap
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761575734/Rump_Parliament.html   (59 words)

 Campaign for an English Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
As a result of the tireless work of the CEP the democratic deficit created by devolution in 1998 has recently gained much-needed publicity and we are closer than ever to achieving our aim of ensuring devolution for England.
If you agree with the majority in England that we need a Parliament, join the CEP and be counted!
The people of England include everyone for whom England is both their home and future, irrespective of ethnic origin, religion and culture.
www.thecep.org.uk   (594 words)

 Instructions for the taking of the Solemn League and Covenant throughout the Kingdome.
That the several Ministers be required to read the said Covenant publicly unto their people the next Lords day after they receive it, and prepare their people for it, against the time that they shall be called to take it.
That the said League and Covenant be taken by the Committees of Parliament in the place where they reside, and tendered also to the Inhabitants of the Town, within seven days after it comes to the said Committees hands.
That this League and Covenant be tendered to all men, within the several Parishes, above the age of eighteen, as well Lodgers as Inhabitants.
www.covenanter.org /Parliament/16430202ordinance.html   (235 words)

 wais: England: UK Parliament and Politics April 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Robert Whealey:writes: The British Parliament worked best for the majority of the people from 1911 to sometime in the 1960s when Macmillan resigned.
He was a liberal Kenyesian in a Tory suit.
The "telly" and the corporations have corrupted the present Parliament in Britain as they have in America.
www.stanford.edu /group/wais/ztopics/week040105/england_050401_parliament.htm   (192 words)

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