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  PRIVY COUNCIL - LoveToKnow Article on PRIVY COUNCIL
During the Tudor period the council grew in importance; it became useful to the Crown as a vehicle for straining prerogative to the utmost.
A representative council of thirty members came into being and attempted to carry out the new scheme, but the king, after a short trial, held to his old opinion that the numbers of the council made it unfit for the secrecy and despatch which are necessary in many great affairs.
The lord chancellor, the lords of appeal in ordinary, the president of the probate division, the lord president of the court of session in Scotland, the lord justice clerk and the lord advocate of Scotland are always privy councillors, as are the archbishops of Canterbury and York and the bishop of London.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /P/PR/PRIVY_COUNCIL.htm   (4326 words)

  
 Privy council - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A privy council is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, especially in a monarchy.
The Irish Privy Council was abolished in 1922, when Southern Ireland separated from the United Kingdom; it was succeeded by the Privy Council for Northern Ireland, which became dormant after the suspension of the Parliament of Northern Ireland in 1972.
The British Privy Council was formerly the court of final adjudication for Hong Kong.
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 Privy Council of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The heir-apparent and the Sovereign's consort are invariably appointed to the Council, as are the Church of England's three highest ecclesiastics—the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Archbishop of York and the Bishop of London.
In the latter case, the Privy Council—together with the Lords Spiritual, Lords Temporal, the Lord Mayor of London, the Aldermen of the City of London and representatives of Commonwealth nations—makes a proclamation declaring the accession of the new Sovereign.
The Privy Council is one of the four principal councils of the Sovereign.
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 Judicial Committee of the Privy Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is one of the highest courts in the United Kingdom.
It is simply referred to as the Privy Council, as appeals are in fact made to Her Majesty in Council who then refers the case to the Judicial Committee for "advice".
New Zealand law was changed in October 2003 to abolish appeals to the Privy Council in respect of all cases heard by the Court of Appeal of New Zealand after the end of 2003, in favour of a Supreme Court of New Zealand.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/j/ju/judicial_committee_of_the_privy_council.html   (916 words)

  
 privy council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Technically, the British cabinet is a committee of the Privy Council, hence the appointment of new cabinet ministers to the Council.
However, the former is officially preferred by the Privy Council Office in London, while the latter is the spelling used in the Canadian Constitution Act 1867 in relation to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada.
Sweden's Privy Council, in contrast, was abolished as part of the reorganisation of the structures of government in the 1974 Instrument of Government (i.e., constitution dealing with the structures of government).
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Privy_Council.html   (1057 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Archive Search
And that is the privy council's principal purpose.
At worst the privy council is neither an instrument of baronial tyranny nor the last bastion of monarchist power.
The aura of the privy council is attached to both institutions because of two peculiarly English diseases - the belief that association with the sovereign reinforces authority and the conviction that antiquity increases respect.
www.guardian.co.uk /Archive/Article/0,4273,4105123,00.html   (1370 words)

  
 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Privy Council.
The council chosen by the sovereign to administer public affairs.
The number of neither the Privy Council nor Cabinet is fixed, but the latter generally includes about fifteen or sixteen gentlemen specially qualified to advise on different departments of state business.
Much of the business of the Privy Council is performed by Boards or subdivisions, as the Board of Trade, the Board of Quarantine, the Committee of Council on Education, etc.
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 Encyclopedia: Privy Council of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Queen's Privy Council for Canada is the ceremonial council of advisors to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by her Governor General in Canada for life on the advice of the Prime Minister.
Their actions are supported by the Privy Council Office which is headed by the Clerk of the Privy Council as chief civil servant and the President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada as the Cabinet minister in charge.
The last meeting of the full Privy Council was in 1981 to give formal consent to the marriage of the Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Privy-Council-of-Canada   (499 words)

  
 Queen's Privy Council for Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Queen's Privy Council for Canada is the largely ceremonial council of advisors to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by her Governor General in Canada for life on the advice of the PrimeMinister.
The formal authority of the council is exercised by the Prime Minister and the Canadian Cabinet and is coordinated through the Privy Council Office.
Privy Councillors are entitled to the style The Honourable (or if a serving or former Governor General, Prime Minister or Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, or a member of the PrivyCouncil of the United Kingdom, The RightHonourable).
www.therfcc.org /queen%27s-privy-council-for-canada-53636.html   (416 words)

  
 Privy Council - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The last individual to be expelled from the Council against his will was, who was removed in 1921 for pro-German activities during the First World War.
At meetings of the Privy Council, the Lord President reads out a list of Orders to be made, and the Sovereign merely says "Agreed." Only a few ministers of the Crown attend such meetings, which rarely last very long.
The other three are: the courts of law, the commune concilium (common council, or Parliament) and the (great council, or the assembly of all the peers of the Realm).
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Privy_council   (2217 words)

  
 Privy Council of Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Swedish Senate, Senatus Regni Sueciae, originated as a council of Regional Magnates acting as advisers to the Monarch of the combined Realms of the Swedes (from 996, approximately).
The King ruled from his Cabinet "in Council", that is he formed an ad hoc group of a couple of trusted relations, maybe a Senator or two, a few secretaries and whomever could be knowledgeable, to discuss a particular matter or group of matters.
On June 6, 1809 a new Constitution was adopted, and while the King named the Statsråd: the Council of State, the legislative powers of Government were once again shared with the Estates.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Privy_Council_of_Sweden   (1124 words)

  
 Privy Council of Sweden - Articles and Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Privy Council, or Riksrådet, was the principal government institution of Sweden from 1319 to 1974.
The Privy Council now had 16 members, was lead by the king, where each councilor had one vote, except for the king who had two.
The Privy Council was revived, now with nine members where the leading members were the Prime Minister of State and the Prime Minister of Justice.
www.breakpt.org /article/Privy_Council_of_Sweden   (652 words)

  
 Privy Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Privy Council Ltd is one of the top 10 PR consultants in Hungary, which focuses on strategic communication, media management, crisis communication, and general public relations activities.
Besides Privy Council, Capital Group is the owner of Political Capital Ltd, a well-established policy research and consulting institute, which is internationally known for its policy analyses on Hungarian politics, GPS Capital Ltd, a lobbying firm and Capital Research Ltd, a market researcher company.
Privy Council is the strategic communication advisor to one of the biggest corporations in Hungary, the telecom firm Matáv, which is owned by Deutsce Telecom and listed in Budapest Stock Exchange.
www.privycouncil.hu /english.html   (412 words)

  
 Privy Council
Privy Council is a common name for the Queen's Privy Council of Canada, established under the CONSTITUTION ACT, 1867, to advise the Crown.
Privy councillors are appointed for life by the governor general on the prime minister's recommendation, and include the chief justice of the Supreme Court, provincial premiers, former and present federal CABINET ministers, and speakers of the House of Commons and Senate.
However, only those Privy Councillors in the Cabinet can act formally as the Privy Council through ORDERS-IN-COUNCIL issued in the name of the governor-in-council.
www.canadianencyclopedia.ca /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0006503   (118 words)

  
 Judicial Committee of the Privy Council - Articles and Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is simply referred to simply to the Privy Council, as appeals are in fact made to Her Majesty in Council who then refers the case to the Judicial Committee for "advice".
Formerly appeals to the Privy Council were made from Australia; however this right of appeal was effectively abolished from the Commonwealth Courts by the Privy Council (Limitation of Appeals) Act 1968 and the Privy Council (Appeals from the High Court) Act 1975, and from the State courts by the Australia Act 1986.
In 2003 the Parliament of New Zealand enacted legislation to abandon appeals to the Privy Council in favour of establishing the new Supreme Court of New Zealand.
www.breakpt.org /article/Judicial_Committee_of_the_Privy_Council   (652 words)

  
 The Monarchy Today > The Queen's Role > Queen and Privy Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Privy Council is the oldest form of legislative assembly still functioning; its origins date from the Norman Kings' Court, which met in private.
On the advice of the Privy Council, The Queen formally approves a large number of Orders in Council (which, by Acts of Parliament, enact subordinate legislation ranging from constitutions of dependent territories to international pollution).
There are 400 Privy Councillors, consisting of all members of the Cabinet, a number of middle-ranking government ministers, leaders of the opposition parties in both Houses of Parliament, senior judges and some appointments from the Commonwealth.
www.royal.gov.uk /OutPut/Page340.asp   (182 words)

  
 Privy Council strikes blow for Carib Court - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
THE Privy Council effectively ruled yesterday that the Jamaican Parliament can abolish appeals to the UK-based court without the need for major constitutional amendments - a decision that was being interpreted by the government last night as removing a substantial hurdle to the island's participation in the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
Nicholson's position echoed that of Solicitor General Michael Hylton, who argued, too, that perhaps the most important element of the ruling was the inability of the Privy Council to imply into the language of the constitution the Queen's right to grant special leave to her subjects.
In the case on which the Privy Council ruled, Grant was convicted in Texas on a drug offence in 1998 but fled to Jamaica ahead of his sentencing.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /news/html/20040615T000000-0500_61254_OBS_PRIVY_COUNCIL_STRIKES_BLOW_FOR_CARIB_COURT.asp   (1178 words)

  
 Privy Council
The Privy Council was responsible for the general administration of the country.
Who was on the Council depended on who Elizabeth wanted on it, but as some of the nobles of her realm had a lot of money and influence in the places that they lived, Elizabeth had to make sure that the most powerful men in her country had their interests represented.
If, for example, the Privy Council had agreed upon a husband for her, it would have been rather difficult and awkward for Elizabeth to disagree with them.
www.elizabethi.org /us/power/privycouncil.html   (617 words)

  
 The Head Heeb: So long, Privy Council
In New Zealand, it is likely that Privy Council reform is based on a perception that the country is mature enough to handle its own legal affairs rather than any political disagreement.
The Privy Council has taken a number of important New Zealand cases, and has occasionally reversed decisions of the New Zealand Supreme Court, but has generally deferred to local courts on politically sensitive matters such as Maori land rights.
Privy Council jurisdiction meant that New Zealanders could, if necessary, take their case to a court composed of judges from throughout the Commonwealth that sat thousands of miles from Auckland, far removed from local prejudices and political influence.
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 Queen's Privy Council for Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Queen's Privy Council for Canada is the ceremonial council of advisors to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by her Governor General of CanadaGovernor General in Canada for life on the advice of the Prime Minister of CanadaPrime Minister.
Their actions are supported by the Privy Council Office (Canada)Privy Council Office which is headed by the Clerk of the Privy Council (Canada)Clerk of the Privy Council as chief civil servant and the President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada as the Cabinet minister in charge.
The last meeting of the full Privy Council was in 1981 to give formal consent to the marriage of the Charles, Prince of WalesPrince of Wales to Diana, Princess of WalesLady Diana Spencer.
www.infothis.com /find/Queen's_Privy_Council_for_Canada   (548 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Privy-Council-of-Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A County Council, or Landsting, is an elected assembly of a County in Sweden.
Gustav IV Adolf (1778-1837), king of Sweden, of the house Holstein-Gottorp, was the son of Gustav III of Sweden and Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, and born at Stockholm on November 1, 1778.
In 1974 a new parlamentary Constitution replaced 17th century formula of The King in Council for Regeringen, the Cabinet.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Privy_Council_of_Sweden   (2170 words)

  
 Privy Council Office
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is the court of final appeal for the UK overseas territories and Crown dependencies, and for those Commonwealth...
PCO and its functions; the office of the Clerk of the Privy Council; the structure of PCO;...
Privy Council Office (PCO) Unlike most of its allies and competitors, Canada does not have an agency dedicated to gathering foreign intelligence...
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 Auckland District Law Society - Court structure - Privy Council
Until 1 January 2004 the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council was placed at the pinnacle of New Zealand’s hierarchical Court structure.
The Privy Council, which is made up of mainly English and Scottish "Law Lords" (the most senior Judges in the United Kingdom), sits in London and is overseen by the head of the English judiciary, the Lord Chancellor.
The parties to such an appeal may waive their right to appeal to the Privy Council if the Privy Council has not yet begun hearing the appeal and all parties agree in writing that an application should be made to the Supreme Court for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court against the decision concerned.
www.adls.org.nz /public/public50/nzls06/nzls62.asp   (559 words)

  
 A Background to the Privy Council & its position in the Caribbean Commonwealth Judicial System
Amongst the many supporters for the Privy Council, it is believed that this court, as the final appellate court for Caribbean jurisdictions, acts as a guardian for the enforcement and protection of their legal / constitutional rights.
In this case, the Privy Council confirmed that it would be an infringement upon the entrenched constitutional rights of the appellants to execute them after the prolonged delay, which followed their conviction of murder.
Those in support of the debate of the Privy Council's competence / aptness establish one of their most important opinions based on the quality of the judgments made by the Privy Council and the 'erudite, experienced and skilled' personnel that this said court entails.
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 Encyclopedia: Canadian Privy Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Queen's Privy Council for Canada is the ceremonial council of advisors to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by her Canada for life on the advice of the Prime Minister.
The Leader of the Opposition and leaders or other members of Opposition parties are inducted into the Privy Council from time to time, either as an honour or so that sensitive information can be disclosed to them under the Official Secrets Act.
The full Privy Council meets to proclaim the accession of a new sovereign.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Canadian-Privy-Council   (506 words)

  
 Privy Council: Glossary item: Glossary (TheyWorkForYou.com)
The Privy Council still meets regularly, on average once a month, but, as with the Cabinet, most of its business is transacted in discussion and correspondence between its Ministerial members and the Government Departments that advise them.
The Privy Council Office (which is itself a Government Department) provides a secretariat for these discussions, as the Cabinet Office does in relation to the business of Cabinet and Cabinet Committees.
Councils are held by The Queen and are attended by Ministers and the Clerk of the Council.
www.theyworkforyou.com /glossary/?gl=9   (415 words)

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