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Abstain

Abstain Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament To abstain is to refuse to vote either for or against a motion. In the House of Commons and the House of Lords no official record is kept of those who choose to abstain when there is a division. Resources See Also Motions Further Reading

Categories: A and su1. Tags: AB and Legislative Law.



Backbench

Backbench (backbenchers) Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament Backbenchers are Members of the Parliament or members of the House of Lords that are neither government ministers nor opposition Shadow spokespeople . They are so called because, in the Chamber, they sit in the rows of benches [...]

Categories: B and su1. Tags: BA, Legislative Law, and Short Read.



Ballot Bills

Ballot Bills Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament Ballot Bills are a type of Private Members' Bill used only in the House of Commons. At the start of each new parliamentary year, all backbench Members of the Parliament are invited to enter a ballot. The few Members of the Parliament who [...]

Categories: B and su1. Tags: BA, Legislative Law, and Short Read.



Bar of the House

Bar of the House Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament The Bar of the House marks the boundary of the Chamber beyond which guests and visitors may not pass when either House is at work. In the House of Commons the Bar of the House is represented now by a white line on the floor across the [...]

Categories: B and su1. Tags: BA, Legislative Law, and Short Read.



Baron

Baron Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament The British Peerage has five ranks or grades. Baron is the fifth and lowest of the ranks. Baron is a title that was created and first given to John Beauchamp de Holt in 1387. History This word, of uncertain origin, was introduced into England at [...]

Categories: B, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal law, Legislation, and su1. Tags: BA and Legislative Law.



Baroness

Baroness Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament A Baroness is a female member of the House of Lords, equivalent in rank to Baron. Resources See Also Baron Further Reading

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Bicameral System

Bicameral system Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament Bicameral literally means 'two-Chamber'. A bicameral parliament is one that contains two separate assemblies who must both agree when new laws are made. The UK Parliament is bicameral because both the House of Commons and the House [...]

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Bill

Definition of Bill In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Bill : A draft of a proposed *Act of Parliament, which must (normally) be passed by both Houses before becoming an Act. Bills are either public or private, and the procedure governing their passing by [...]

Categories: B and su1. Tags: BI, Bills, and Legislative Law.



Bills

Definition of Private Members' Bills Private members' bills can be introduced in either house and must go through the same stages as public bills. Private Members' Bills Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament Private Members' Bills - or backbench Bills - are introduced by [...]

Categories: B and su1. Tags: BI, Legal Practice Terms, and Legislative Law.



Bishops

Bishops Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament As senior members of the Church of England, which is the established church, some bishops are entitled to sit in the House of Lords. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Archbishop of York, the Bishops of London, Durham and Winchester and 21 other [...]

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Black Rod

Definition of Black Rod, Gentleman Usher of The Gentleman Usher of The Black Rod In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Black Rod, Gentleman Usher of The Gentleman Usher of The Black Rod : An official of the House of Lords whose title derives from his staff [...]

Categories: B and su1. Tags: BL and Legislative Law.



Business Motions

Business motions Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament A business motion is a proposal to change the order or timing of events in either House. Resources See Also Motion Further Reading

Categories: B and su1. Tags: BU, Legislative Law, and Short Read.



Business Questions

Business Questions Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament Business Questions are the oral questions to the Leader of the House that Members of the Parliament are allowed to ask, directly after the Leader has announced the forthcoming business in the House of Commons, each week on a Thursday. [...]

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By-elections

By Elections Resources See Also Further Reading By Elections in the Encyclopedia of Britain By Elections in the Osborn's Concise Law Dictionary By Elections in the Halsbury's Laws of England By Elections in the Stroud's Judicial Dictionary of Words and Phrases By Elections in the [...]

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Censure Motion

Censure motion Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament A motion of no confidence, or censure motion, is a motion moved in the House of Commons with the wording: 'That this House has no confidence in Her Majesty's Government'. If such a motion is agreed to, and a new government with [...]

Categories: C and su1. Tags: CE, Legislative Law, and Short Read.



Chairman of Ways and Means

Chairman of Ways and Means Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament The Chairman of Ways and Means is the principal Deputy Speaker in the House of Commons. As well as deputising for the Speaker they have specific responsibilities such as chairing Committees of the whole House, coordinating the [...]

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Clauses

Clauses Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament A clause is part of a Bill. A Bill is made up of individual clauses which may be debated separately in Parliament. Any clause can be removed or amended - and new clauses may be added - before a Bill is passed. If a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament [...]

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Clerk of the House

Definition of Clerk of The House In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Clerk of The House : The principal permanent officer of the House of Commons. Clerk of the House Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament The Clerk of the House is the most senior official [...]

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Clerk of the Parliaments

Definition of Clerk of The Parliaments In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Clerk of The Parliaments : The principal permanent officer of the House of Lords. Clerk of the Parliaments Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament The Clerk of the Parliaments is the [...]

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Closure Motions

Closure motions Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament A closure motion is a proposal that the Commons should stop debating and make a decision on the matter being discussed. It may be moved at any time during a debate if the Speaker allows it - but only once - and will only be successful if [...]

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Coalition Government

Coalition government Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament A coalition government is a government formed jointly by more than one political party. Parties may decide to form a coalition government if there is a hung parliament where no single party has a clear working majority in the House of [...]

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Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Members of the Lords Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament Members of the Lords are required to sign up to the Code of Conduct as part of the introduction on joining the House of Lords and the swearing-in process at the start of a new Parliament. The Code of Conduct [...]

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Command Papers

Definition of Command Papers In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Command Papers : Documents that the government, by royal command, presents to Parliament for consideration. They include white papers and green papers. The former contain statements of policy [...]

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