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Encyclopedia > Clerk of the Parliaments

The Clerk of the Parliaments is the chief clerk of the House of Lords in the parliament of the United Kingdom. His equivalent in the House of Commons is the Clerk of the House of Commons. The Clerk has the responsibility of reading out the names of Acts to which the monarch has given Royal assent during the ceremony of prorogation of Parliament. He is appointed by The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister. This article is about the British House of Lords. ... The British Houses of Parliament, London, UK A parliament is a legislature, especially in those countries whose system of government is based on the Westminster system derived from that of the United Kingdom. ... The Clerk of the House of Commons is the chief clerk in the House of Commons in the parliament of the United Kingdom. ... In Westminster System parliaments, an Act of Parliament is a part of the law passed by the Parliament. ... The granting of Royal Assent is the formal method by which the Sovereign of the United Kingdom, or the Sovereigns representative in Commonwealth Realms, completes the process of the enactment of legislation by formally assenting to an Act of Parliament. ... A prorogation is the period between two sessions of a legislative body. ... The Houses of Parliament, seen over Westminster Bridge The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty). ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor), born 21 April 1926, is the Queen regnant of the following countries (shown in the order of her accession): 1952: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1962: Jamaica 1966: Barbados 1973: The Bahamas 1974: Grenada 1975... In the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister is the head of government, exercising many of the executive functions nominally vested in the Sovereign, who is head of state. ...

List of Clerks of the Parliaments

  • Paul Hayter 2003-
  • Sir Michael Davies, KCB 1997-2003
  • Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, KCB 1991-1997
  • Sir John Sainty 1983-1990
  • Sir Peter Henderson 1974-1983
  • Sir David Stephens 1963-1974
  • Sir Victor Goodman 1959-1963
  • Sir Francis Lascelles 1953-1959
  • Sir Robert Overbury 1949-1953
  • Sir Henry Badeley 1934-1949
  • Sir Edward Alderson 1930-1934
  • Sir Arthur Thring 1917-1930
  • Sir Henry Graham 1885-1917
  • Sir W Rose 1875-1885
  • J G Shaw Lefevre 1855-1875
  • G H Rose 1818-1855
  • G H Rose 1818-1855
  • G Rose 1788-1818
  • A Cowper 1740-1788
  • W Cowper 1716-1740
  • M Johnson 1691-1716
  • J Browne 1660-1691
  • H Scobell 1649-1660
  • E Norgate 1644 (at Oxford)
  • J Browne 1638-1644
  • D Bedingfield 1637-1638
  • T Knyvett 1635-1637
  • H Elsynge 1621-1635
  • R Bowyer 1609-1621
  • T Smith 1597-1609
  • A Mason
  • F Spilman 1574-
  • F Spilman
  • Sir J Mason 1551-
  • Sir J Mason 1550-1551
  • T Knight
  • W Paget 1543-
  • W Paget 1541-1543
  • T Soulement 1540-1541
  • Edward North 1531-1540
  • Sir B Tuke 1531-
  • B Tuke 1523-1531
  • J Taylor 1509-1523
  • R Hatton 1496-1509
  • J Morgan 1485-1496
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Judicial functions of the House of Lords - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4392 words)
Parliament originally did not hear appeals as a court might; rather, it heard petitions for the judgments of lower courts to be reversed.
At first, the Clerk of the Parliaments would bring petitions to the House, and the whole House could decide if they should or should not be referred to the Committee.
After the Parliament reassembled in 1677, the cases involving members of the House of Commons were quietly dropped and neither House revisited the dispute.
Royal Assent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3510 words)
Alternatively, under the Parliament Acts of 1911 and 1949, the House of Commons may under certain circumstances direct that a bill be presented for Assent despite rejection in the House of Lords.
The Clerk of the Parliaments, an official of the House of Lords, traditionally states a Anglo-Norman formula indicating the Sovereign's decision.
The Clerk of the Parliaments presented the bills awaiting Assent to the Sovereign, save that supply bills were traditionally brought up by the Speaker.
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