Posts tagged ‘HM the Queen’

Queen to attend service for last veteran of World War I

A service to commemorate Harry Patch, the last British soldier to survive the First World War, will be held in Westminster Abbey next month, a defence minister has revealed.

Continue Reading September 19, 2009 at 12:47 pm Leave a 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

MPs condemn “rushed and piecemeal” constitutional reform

A committee of MPs has criticised the government’s constitutional reform agenda. The Justice Select Committee’s report also condemned the number of unelected peers working as ministers.

Continue Reading July 29, 2009 at 12:32 pm Leave a comment

Parliament begins 82-day summer recess

The House of Lords and the House of Commons have gone into recess. They will return on October 12th.

Continue Reading July 21, 2009 at 9:37 pm Leave a comment

State Opening of Parliament to be held on 18 November

Her Majesty the Queen will open Parliament on November 18th, the Leader of the House of Commons has confirmed.

Continue Reading July 16, 2009 at 3:56 pm Leave a comment

New savings scheme among bills given Royal Assent

The Queen has given her Royal Assent to four bills that have passed both Houses of Parliament. They now become Acts of Parliament.

Continue Reading July 3, 2009 at 2:43 pm 2 comments

The week in Parliament – Plasma TVs, The Sun, and pot plants

What we’ve learnt this week – environmental minister Huw Irranca-Davies is a Sun reader.

Continue Reading June 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

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