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Government to keep remaining Royal prerogative powers

The remaining Royal prerogative powers are unlikely to be abolished or reformed, according to the Ministry of Justice.

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Continue Reading October 15, 2009 at 6:55 pm Leave a comment

Bercow’s 10 point plan for a new House of Commons

Here is a full transcript of the speech given by Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow to the Hansard Society last month on the issue of Parliamentary Reform.

Continue Reading October 8, 2009 at 2:50 pm 1 comment

Deputy Speaker Sir Michael Lord to retire

Sir Michael Lord has announced he will not contest the next election.

Continue Reading September 14, 2009 at 6:31 pm Leave a comment

TV pioneer Lord Buxton dies aged 91

An early television pioneer best known for creating the iconic ITV wildlife series Survival has died.

Continue Reading September 8, 2009 at 5:41 pm Leave a comment

Tributes paid to peer who championed disability issues

A member of the House of Lords who overcame disability to rise to the top of public life has died. Baroness Chapman died on Thursday.

Continue Reading September 5, 2009 at 1:22 pm 1 comment

Former Commons Speaker to become Baron Martin of Springburn

The new title of former Commons Speaker Michael Martin has been revealed. When the House of Lords returns after the recess he will be presented as Baron Martin of Springburn, of Port Dundas in the City of Glasgow.”

Continue Reading August 28, 2009 at 6:35 pm 2 comments

What is a privy counsellor?

Being sworn of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council is a highlight in any politician’s career.

Continue Reading June 8, 2009 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

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