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  Parliament of Great Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Parliament of Great Britain was formed in 1707 by the Acts of Union passed by both the Parliament of England and the Parliament of Scotland.
Proposals Pitt made in April 1785 to redistribute seats from the "rotten boroughs" to London and the counties were defeated in the House of Commons by 248 votes to 174.
In 1801 the Parliament of the United Kingdom was created when the Kingdom of Great Britain was merged with the Kingdom of Ireland to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland under the Act of Union 1800.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parliament_of_Great_Britain   (599 words)

  
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Great Britain’s population has shown increasing ethnic diversity since the 1970s, when people from the West Indies, India, Pakistan, Africa, and China began immigrating; in the late 1990s these groups accounted for close to 3% of the population.
Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science.
The Parliament's success under his leadership from 1992-1996, and the impact that that short institutional life has had on British Muslim community affairs and the community's position in wider British society, show that the principles were absolutely sound.
www.lycoszone.com /info/great-britain.html   (592 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Parliament of the United Kingdom Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland consists of the Queen, an upper house of Parliament called the House of Lords and a lower house called the House of Commons and is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom and its overseas territories.
Parliament controls the executive by passing or rejecting its Bills and by forcing Ministers of the Crown to answer to parliament for their actions, either at Question Time or Parliamentary Questions (PQs) (similarly, questions of the Prime Minister are called PMQs), or in meetings of the parliamentary committees).
That dominance continued in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (formed in 1801 when the crowns of Great Britain and Ireland were merged) and the modern United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (formed in December 1922 when twenty-six of Ireland's thirty-two counties left to form the Irish Free State.
www.ipedia.com /parliament_of_the_united_kingdom.html   (2234 words)

  
 Parliament of the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty).
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 modeled on it.
Thus, each Parliament is separately numbered, the present Parliament being the Fifty-Third Parliament of the United Kingdom (that is to say, the fifty-third Parliament summoned since the formation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801).
parliament-of-the-united-kingdom.iqnaut.net   (6063 words)

  
 Kingdom of Great Britain - Free net encyclopedia
The Kingdom of Great Britain was a state in Western Europe, in existence from 1707 to 1800.
From 1707 a joint British throne replaced the English and Scottish thrones and a joint Parliament of Great Britain replaced the Parliament of Scotland and the Parliament of England.
The Kingdom of Great Britain was superseded by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801 when the Kingdom of Ireland was absorbed with the enactment of the Act of Union 1800 following the suppression of the Irish Rebellion of 1798.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Kingdom_of_Great_Britain   (378 words)

  
 Act of Union, 1707
That the United Kingdom of Great Britain be represented by one and the same Parliament, to be styled the Parliament of Great Britain.
And that all other courts now in being within the kingdom of Scotland do remain, but subject to alterations by the Parliament of Great Britain; and that all inferior courts within the said limits do remain subordinate as they are now to the supreme courts of justice within the same in all time coming.
As by the said act passed in Scotland for settling the manner of electing the sixteen peers and forty-five members to represent Scotland in the Parliament of Great Britain may appear, be it therefore further enacted.
www.jacobite.ca /documents/1707union.htm   (844 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | Protest over Belmarsh detentions
Campaigners held placards saying "Belmarsh is Britain's Guantanamo" and distributed leaflets claiming the detainees were being held in "concrete coffins" in conditions which were "tantamount to torture".
A number of groups were represented at the demonstration, including the Campaign Against Criminalising Communities, the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain, the Green Party of England and Wales, and the Stop the War Coalition.
And Dr Ghayasuddil Siddiqui, the leader of the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain, said the detention of innocent men was intended to give the false message to the world that Muslims were the "enemies of civilisation".
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/3596779.stm   (591 words)

  
 English Parliament: Does it still exist?
It has been suggested that the English Parliament, along with the Scottish parliament, was merely put into abeyance by the Act of Union and not abolished.
I guess it would depend on whether the Parliament was still to be the Parliament of Great Britain or whether it was to become an English Parliament.
Parliament functions on the principle that there should only be one class of MP according to the Department of Constitutional Affairs.
blogs.vbcity.com /wonkotsane/archive/2005/05/05/1746.aspx   (2017 words)

  
 1st Parliament of Great Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The first Parliament of the Kingdom of Great Britain was established in 1707, after the merger of the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland.
The Parliament of Scotland duly passed an Act settling the manner of electing the sixteen peers and forty five commoners to represent Scotland in the Parliament of Great Britain.
The Parliament was due to expire, if not sooner dissolved, at the end of the term of three years from the first meeting of the last Parliament of England; which would have been on 14 June 1708.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/1st_Parliament_of_Great_Britain   (1029 words)

  
 ICIT - The Muslim Parliament of Great Britain, 1992-1998
ICIT - The Muslim Parliament of Great Britain, 1992-1998
The Muslim Parliament of Great Britain emerged from a study into the Muslim situation in Britain by the Muslim Institute, London, under the leadership of Dr Kalim Siddiqui, during the Rushdie affair in 1989-90.
The Muslim Parliament was led by Dr Kalim Siddiqui until his death in 1996, and depended on the facilities and infrastructure of the Muslim Institute.
www.islamicthought.org /mp-intro.html   (839 words)

  
 ASU Libraries: Primary Sources in History- Great Britain
Its standard fact-finding bodies were House of Commons committees whose reports were intended only for members of parliament and were often not printed in the Journals.
The microfilm presents the contents of the surviving 214 rolls, together with the texts and index of a modern calendar of the rolls, two medieval lists of their contents, and an index of testaments.
Volumes deal with the proceedings of Parliament, royal financial problems, the difficulties of administration and the affairs of Ireland and Scotland, all of which chronicle the developing crisis of the early Stuarts.
www.asu.edu /lib/hayden/ref/his/primary/great_britain.htm   (9476 words)

  
 Sources of English Constitutional History: Chapter 121
That, by virtue of this treaty, of the peers of Scotland at the time of the union sixteen shall be the number to sit and vote in the house of lords, and forty-five the number of the representatives of Scotland in the house of commons of the parliament of Great Britain....
that the privy council of her majesty, her heirs, or successors for the kingdom of Great Britain shall not be determined or dissolved by the death...
to be openly and solemnly proclaimed in Great Britain and Ireland...; and that all and every member and members of the said privy council wilfully neglecting or refusing to cause such proclamation to be made shall be guilty of high treason....
www.constitution.org /sech/sech_121.htm   (1705 words)

  
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III That the United Kingdom of Great Britain be represented by one and the same Parliament, to be styled the Parliament of Great Britain.
That all ships or vessels belonging to her Majesty's subjects of Scotland, at the time of ratifying the Treaty of Union of the two kingdoms in the Parliament of Scotland, though foreign built, be deemed and pass as ships of the build of Great Britain.
And that, in case any trials of peers shall hereafter happen when there is no Parliament in being, the sixteen peers of Scotland who sat in the last preceding Parliament shall be summoned in the same manner and have the same powers and privileges at such trials as any other peers of Great Britain.
www.etsu.edu /cas/history/docs/actofunion.htm   (537 words)

  
 First Parliament of Great Britain: - begins 6/11/1707 | British History Online
'In a Work so great and new in its kind as that of the the Union, it is impossible but that some Doubts and Difficulties must have arisen, which however, I hope, are so far overcome, as to have defeated the Designs of those who would have made use of that Handle to soment Disturbances.
'There are several Matters expresly made liable by the Articles of the Union, to the Consideration of the Parliament of Great Britain, which, together with such others, as may reasonably produce those Advantages, that, with due Care, must certainly arise from that Treaty, I earnestly recommend to your serious Consideration.
The Lords pausing upon her Majesty's Speech, the Commons forthwith resolved upon an Address of Thanks to her Majesty, which was this that follows.
www.british-history.ac.uk /report.asp?compid=37675   (4013 words)

  
 British Parliamentary Papers Research Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The working papers of Parliament and documents which embody the results of its deliberation are known as sessional papers.
The Journals present the official account of the proceedings of Parliament, including the records of motions passed, suspended, amended or withdrawn; the record of papers laid before each House; and lists of members appointed to committees, etc. Some years, main arguments of speeches given in Parliament are included.
The Parliaments of Scotland : burgh and shire commissioners Scottish Academic Press for the Scottish Committee on the History of Parliament, 1992-1993.
www.library.yale.edu /~bturner/brithist/parl.html   (8871 words)

  
 List of Parliaments of Great Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a listing of sessions of the Parliament of Great Britain, tabulated with the elections to the House of Commons for each session, and the list of members of the House.
The sessions are numbered from the formation of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
For later Westminster parliaments, see List of Parliaments of the United Kingdom, and for earlier ones, see List of Parliaments of England and List of Parliaments of Scotland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Parliaments_of_Great_Britain   (126 words)

  
 ::How laws are made in Great Britain::
In Great Britain laws are made in Parliament at Westminster.
Legislation in Parliament is driven by what is said in the Queen’s Speech that traditionally opens Parliament in November.
The implementation of that act means that it is part of the law of the land from that date.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /how_laws_are_made_in_great_brita.htm   (3012 words)

  
 New York Petition to the House of Commons - 1764
To the Honourable the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, representing the Commons of Great-Britain, in Parliament assembled.
Against these Evils, the Indulgence of the present Parliament, of which we have had such large Experience, cannot provide, if the grand Right to tax ourselves is invaded.
The Authority of the Parliament of Great-Britain, to model the Trade of the whole Empire, so as to subserve the Interest of her own, we are ready to recognize in the most extensive and positive Terms.
ahp.gatech.edu /ny_petition_1764.html   (883 words)

  
 Treaty With Great Britain: Final Treaty of Independence by Various: First
And it is agreed, that all persons who have any interest in confiscated lands, either by debts, marriage settlements, or otherwise, shall meet with no lawful impediment in the prosecution of their just rights.
The navigation of the river Mississippi, from its source to the ocean, shall forever remain free and open to the subjects of Great Britain, and the citizens of the United States.
The solemn ratifications of the present treaty, expedited in good and due form, shall be exchanged between the contracting parties, in the space of six months, or sooner if possible, to be computed from the day of the signature of the present treaty.
classicauthors.net /Various/TreatyWithGreatBritainFinalTreatyofIndep   (509 words)

  
 A Plan for the Union of Great Britain and the Colonies
That the Grand Council shall meet once in every year if they shall think it necessary, and oftener if occasions shall require, at such time and place as they shall adjourn to at the last preceding meeting, or as they shall be called to meet at by the president general on any emergency.
That the Grand Council shall have power to choose their speaker, and shall hold and exercise all the like rights, liberties, and privileges as are held and exercised by and in the House of Commons of Great Britain.
That the president general shall hold his office during the pleasure of the King and his assent shall be requisite to all acts of the Grand Council, and it shall be his office and duty to cause them to be carried into execution.
www.ushistory.org /declaration/related/planforunion.htm   (554 words)

  
 Act (Treaty) of Union, 1707   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
That the Subjects of the United Kingdom of Great Britain shall from and after the Union have full Freedom and Intercourse of Trade and Navigation to and from any port or place within the said United Kingdom and the Dominions and Plantations thereunto belonging.
That from and after the Union all foreign Salt which shall be Imported into Scotland shall be charged at the Importation there with the same Duties as the like Salt is now charged with being Imported into England and to be levied and secured in the same manner.
And if any matters of fraud relating to the said Duties on Salt shall hereafter appear which are not sufficiently provided against by this Article the same shall be subject to such further provisions as shall be thought fit by the Parliament of Great Britain.
www.agh-attorneys.com /4_act_of_union_1707.htm   (987 words)

  
 A letter to His Most Excellent Majesty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
To exhibit this most clearly, it appears,--first, that the Parliament of Great-Britain are chosen to represent the people of that land only; therefore, of course; cannot represent your good and loyal subjects of America.
Thirdly, That the pretence of your parliament of Great-Britain to tax your American subjects, is an absolute insult upon your Majesty's understanding, and a robbery of your sole right to govern them, in as much as if this vile institution be left to take place, your majesty and your parliament will be tenants in common.
In the next place I shall make a discovery to your Majesty of a plot which Lord Bute laid, on his dismission from his office, as minister to your Majesty, (of which I am certain you are entirely ignorant) which was this, that the Pretender was to be brought in, and you dethroned.
memory.loc.gov /learn/features/timeline/amrev/britref/majesty.html   (512 words)

  
 Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Reports from Committees of The House of Commons, 1715-1801 printed but not ...
Reports from Committees of The House of Commons, 1715-1801 printed but not inserted in the Journals of The House, 1803-1806.
Great Britain - Politics and government - 18th century.
Notes: Reports from select committees between 1715 and 1801, which were printed but not inserted into the Journals, were reissued between 1803 and 1806 in fifteen folio volumes and an index volume.
www.lib.monash.edu.au /microform/3543.html   (154 words)

  
 Parliament in Great Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In Greqt Britain, any member in either house of the Parliament can introduce bills.
Unlike Britain, the most prominent method of passing a bill is to have the NPC come up with something, and it goes to State councils and eventually goes back to NPC for approval.
Although the NPC in China, plays the role of parliament in Britain in which they both become legislative body, NPC faces no opposition.
home.san.rr.com /ssb321/_disc1/0000004e.htm   (81 words)

  
 EIPS - Rome In The News
The Muslim Parliament of Great Britain’s Manifesto provides justification for terrorism, says the Rev George Hargreaves who is leader of the Christian Party and also Chairman of the Metropolitan Police Service’s Stop and Search Independent Advisory Group.
Dr Siddiqui argued that the 15 year old document was merely on the web site as a historical document, which reflected a view no longer held by the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain.
He added, “If the Muslim Parliament want to have this document historically archived they should do it offline, thus preventing it being accessed and used by murderous fanatics and criminals: Much has been done to disassociate the atrocities of 7/7 from the Islamic faith.
www.ianpaisley.org /new_details.asp?ID=393   (374 words)

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