Posts tagged ‘Leader of the House’

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

MPs ask if “Harriet or Mandy” will run the country during summer recess

Harriet Harman told MPs today that Gordon Brown will remain in charge while Parliament is in recess.

Continue Reading July 16, 2009 at 4:47 pm 1 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

MPs will face criminal charges for expenses fiddles under new legislation

New legislation that will control the behaviour of MPs will introduce new criminal offences, the Leader of the House has announced.

Continue Reading June 24, 2009 at 1:35 pm Leave a comment

Parliament Square looks like ‘Steptoe and Son set’ after Tamil protests

A Conservative MP has said that demonstrations in Parliament Square should be “sorted out” after 73 days of Tamil protests came to an end.

Continue Reading June 18, 2009 at 2:41 pm Leave a comment

MPs praise Chris Bryant’s performance as Deputy Commons Leader

The Shadow Leader of the House of Commons has led tributes to Chris Bryant, who was promoted to a junior post in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office earlier this week.

Continue Reading June 11, 2009 at 4:55 pm Leave a comment

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