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  UK Parliament - Parliament Home Page
Watch the Lords debate reform measures under the House of Lords Bill
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  Parliament of the United Kingdom - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The parliament is bicameral, with an upper house, the House of Lords, and a lower house, the House of Commons.
Parliament evolved from the early medieval councils that advised the sovereigns of England and Scotland.
In 1541 Henry VIII declared the Kingdom of Ireland and embarked on the Tudor re-conquest of Ireland.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Airdrie and Shotts (UK Parliament constituency)
Airdrie and Shotts is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom general election of 7 June 2001 was dubbed as the quiet landslide by the media.
Livingston is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
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  Parliament of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1541 Henry VIII declared the Kingdom of Ireland and embarked on the Tudor re-conquest of Ireland.
Thus, each Parliament is separately numbered, the present Parliament being the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom (that is to say, the fifty-fourth Parliament summoned since the formation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801).
Parliament controls the executive by passing or rejecting its Bills and by forcing Ministers of the Crown to answer for their actions, either at "Question Time" or during meetings of the parliamentary committees.
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 United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parliament is the national legislature of the United Kingdom.
At the April 2001 UK Census, the United Kingdom's population was 58,789,194, the third-largest in the European Union (behind Germany and France) and the twenty-first largest in the world.
The Flag of the United Kingdom is the Union Flag (commonly, albeit incorrectly, known as the "Union Jack"), and is one of the most recognisable and well-known national flags in the world.
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 Parliament of the United Kingdom information - Search.com
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 modelled on it.
Thus, each Parliament is separately numbered, the present Parliament being the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom (that is to say, the fifty-fourth Parliament summoned since the formation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801).
Under the Parliament Act, if the House of Commons pass a public bill in two successive sessions, and the House of Lords rejects them both times, then the Commons may direct that the bill be presented to the Sovereign for his or her Assent, disregarding the rejection of the Bill in the House of Lords.
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 Wikinfo | Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A parliament is a legislative body, especially in those countries whose system of government is based on the Westminster system derived from that of the United Kingdom.
In the United Kingdom, Parliament consists of the House of Commons, the House of Lords, and the Monarch, although the role of the Queen as part of the Parliament is generally omitted by non-legal commentators.
In a similar fashion, the Australian Parliament consists of the House of Representatives, the Senate and the Governor-General as (nominally) the Monarch's representative (though in practice the Governor-General acts independently of the Monarch), although the Australian Senate is modelled after the United States Senate, not the House of Lords.
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 Parliamentary Handbook: Constitution
AND WHEREAS it is in accord with the established constitutional position that no law hereafter made by the Parliament of the United Kingdom shall extend to any of the said Dominions as part of the law of that Dominion otherwise than at the request and with the consent of that Dominion.
Parliament of United Kingdom not to legislate for Dominion
The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia has on three occasions passed Acts requesting and consenting to the enactment by the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Acts extending to Australia.
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 ipedia.com: Parliament of the United Kingdom Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 a...
The United Kingdom possesses an uncodified constitution (often incorrectly called an unwritten constitution), that is to say that there is no one single constitutional document.
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).
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 Learn more about Parliament of the United Kingdom in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United Kingdom possesses an uncodified constitution (often called an unwritten constitution), that is to say that there is no one single constitutional document.
According to the current numbering, the current Parliament of the United Kingdom is the Fifty-Third.
For a list of MPs in the current Parliament, see: MPs elected in the UK general election, 2001, for a list of all the parliaments, see List of Parliaments of the United Kingdom.
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 Articles: Statute of Westminster 1931 - Historical Text Archive
Section 4 No Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom passed after the commencement of this Act shall extend or be deemed to extend, to a Dominion as part of the law of that Dominion, unless it is expressly declared in that Act that that Dominion has requested, and consented to, the enactment thereof.
(3) The powers conferred by this Act upon the Parliament of Canada or upon the legislatures of the Provinces shall be restricted to the enactment of laws in the relation to matters within the competence of the Parliament of Canada or of any of the legislatures of the Provinces respectively.
Section 9 (1) Nothing in this Act shall be deemed to authorize the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia to make laws on any matter within the authority of the States of Australia, not being a matter within the authority of the Parliament or Government of the Commonwealth of Australia.
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 Parliament of the united kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Start the Parliament of the united kingdom article or add a request for it.
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 Parliament | Houses of 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.
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 Parliament of The United Kingdom Wordbook @ ArtisticNudity.com (Artistic Nudity)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Parliament of The United Kingdom Wordbook @ ArtisticNudity.com (Artistic Nudity)
After Cromwell's death the Restoration of 1660 restored the monarchy and the House of Lords.
Nowadays the House of Lords legislative committee usually has a minimum of two Scottish Judges to ensure that some experience of Scots law is brought to bear on Scottish appeals in civil cases, from the Court of Session.
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 BBC NEWS | Programmes | BBC Parliament | Nationalism in the United Kingdom
The creation of a Scottish Parliament and Executive, and a Welsh Assembly, and the re-establishment of a devolved assembly and government in Northern Ireland in 1999 set the United Kingdom on a path away from the unitary state model which had up until then increasingly dominated its government.
Here, the powers of the various nations would be constitutionally entrenched, the supremacy of Parliament limited by a written constitution, and the relations between the new nations and the centre regulated in part by some form of constitutional court.
With the growing awareness that England is part of the United Kingdom, not the whole of it, English identity is slowly being uncovered.
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 Parliament of The United Kingdom Passage @ AlienArtifacts.com (Alien Artifacts)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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But even in these situations, it is highly unlikely a bill will be defeated, but dissenting MPs may be able to extract concessions from the government.
Each House is the guardian of its privileges, and may punish breaches thereof.
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 Encyklopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was later bought by the Medici family in 1549: as the official residence of the ruling families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, it was enlarged and enriched almost continually over the following three centuries.
In the 19th century, the palazzo, by then a great treasure house, was used as a power base by Napoleon I, and later served for a brief period as the principal royal palace of the newly united Italy.
In the early 20th century, the palazzo together with its contents was given to the Italian people by the King Victor Emmanuel III, subsequently its doors were opened to the public to serve as one of Florence's largest art galleries.
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 Parliamentary Handbook: Constitution
AND WHEREAS in pursuance of paragraph 51 (xxxviii) of the Constitution the Parliaments of all the States have requested the Parliament of the Commonwealth to enact an Act in the terms of this Act:
No Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed after the commencement of this Act shall extend, or be deemed to extend, to the Commonwealth, to a State or to a Territory as part of the law of the Commonwealth, of the State or of the Territory.
An Act of the Parliament of a State that has been assented to by the Governor of the State shall not, after the commencement of this Act, be subject to disallowance by Her Majesty, nor shall its operation be suspended pending the signification of Her Majesty’s pleasure thereon.
www.aph.gov.au /Library/handbook/constitution/australia-act.htm   (1511 words)

  
 Unasylva - No. 201 - Teak
Most notably, the 73rd Amendment of the Constitution and consequent enactment by National Parliament of the Provisions of the Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996, which provides for endowment of ownership of minor forest produce to village-level institutions, constitutes a watershed in evolving a sustainable pro-people and proactive framework for management of NWFPs.
When I said there may be some issues where United Kingdom forest policy might prevail over the new parliaments I was referring primarily to the international sphere where the United Kingdom is the sovereign entity.
In addition, forest research, plant health and quarantine and registration of forest reproductive material will continue to be financed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
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 Modern History Sourcebook: Statute of Westminster, 1931
And whereas it is in accord with the established constitutional position that no law hereafter made by the Parliament of the United Kingdom shall extend to any of the said Dominions as part of the law of that Dominion otherwise than at the request and with the consent of that Dominion.
No Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom passed after the commencement of this Act shall extend or be deemed to extend, to a Dominion as part of the law of that Dominion, unless it is expressly declared in that Act that that Dominion has requested, and consented to, the enactment thereof.
(3) The powers conferred by this Act upon the Parliament of Canada or upon the legislatures of the Provinces shall be restricted to the enactment of laws in the relation to matters within the competence of the Parliament of Canada or of any of the legislatures of the Provinces respectively.
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 Parliament of the United Kingdom - The New York Sun   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Parliament of the United Kingdom - The New York Sun
Excerpt: Prime Minister Gordon Brown was dealt a blow as students at one of the UK's leading universities said they had no confidence in his new Labour...
Excerpt: MPs, MEPs and campaigners gathered outside the British Parliament today to demand a referendum on the EU Reform Treaty.
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 United Kingdom Post Office
The modern "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" was the result of the partition of Ireland in
Results of public consultation on united kingdom post office implementation of the EU Directive on the Re-use of Public Sector Information
The United Kingdom has been a centralised, unitary state for much of its history.
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 The British Council of Disabled People - United Kingdom Disabled Peoples' Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Disabled people across the UK are being invited to vote for the first ever Disabled People's Parliament, and to consider standing as candidates for election.
All 8.6 million disabled people in the UK can register to vote for the Parliament by contacting the British Council of Disabled People (BCODP) who are organising the first elections this summer.
The Parliament, which will be made up of 180 MDPP's (Member of the Disabled People's Parliament), will have its first meeting on the 3-5 October 2003 at the Jury's Inn, Broad Street, Birmingham.
www.bcodp.org.uk /projects/ukdpp.shtml   (313 words)

  
 The British Council of Disabled People - United Kingdom Disabled People's Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: )
United Kingdom Disabled People's Business Plan which is available to download.
Disabled people from around the UK are heading to Birmingham on October 4 for the inaugural sitting of the first UK Disabled People's Parliament (UKDPP).
The Parliament has been funded as part of the European Year of Disabled People 2003.
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