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. ...
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