Posts tagged ‘Speaker’

New crossbench peers to take their seats in Lords

The Chief Rabbi is among the new peers announced by the House of Lords Appointments Commission.

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Continue Reading October 10, 2009 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

Speaker Bercow calls on MPs to be ‘fearless champions’

The Speaker of the House of Commons set out a ten-point plan for reform in a speech to the Hansard Society last month.

Continue Reading October 8, 2009 at 4:32 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

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

Peers mark the end of an era as Law Lords depart for Supreme Court

The House of Lords has paid tribute to the Lords of Appeal in Ordinary ahead of the formation of the new Supreme Court.

Continue Reading July 28, 2009 at 12:46 am Leave a comment

Ming Campbell to chair review of police raid on Damian Green’s office

A former leader of the Liberal Democrats is to chair a new committee to look at the House of Commons procedures in the wake of the raid on the office of Tory MP by the Metropolitan police.

Continue Reading July 14, 2009 at 5:15 pm Leave a comment

Speaker’s “blunt” statement on leak of his statement to the House

Mr Speaker, John Bercow, made a statement to the House of Commons yesterday about a leak.

Continue Reading July 7, 2009 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

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