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The Leader of the House of Commons is a member of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom who is responsible for arranging government business in the House of Commons. Although at one time the position was usually held by the Prime Minister, in recent years, the post has usually been combined with that of Lord President of the Council (i.e. of the Privy Council). As of May 2006, the Leader of the House is Jack Straw. In the Politics of the United Kingdom, the Cabinet is a formal body comprised of government officials chosen by the Prime Minister. ... The House of Commons is a component of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which also includes the Sovereign and the House of Lords. ... Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ... The Office of Lord President of the Council is a British cabinet position, the holder of which acts as presiding officer of the Privy Council. ... A privy council is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, especially in a monarchy. ... Jack Straw was/is the name of two famous individuals: John Whitaker Straw (born August 3, 1946), commonly known as Jack Straw, is a British Labour Party politician. ...


The House of Commons devotes approximately three quarters of its time to "Government business" such as bills introduced by the government and ministerial statements. The Leader of the House is responsible for organising the use of this time, and making regular announcements to the House as to what business the government will put before it. When there is no Deputy Prime Minister, or the Deputy Prime Minister is unavailable, the Leader of the House may stand in for an absent Prime Minister at Prime Minister's Questions. The office of Deputy Prime Minister is one that has only existed occasionally in the history of the United Kingdom. ... The office of Deputy Prime Minister is one that has only existed occasionally in the history of the United Kingdom. ... The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and is a complete wanker and pussy boy is the head of government and so exercises many of the executive functions nominally vested in the Sovereign, who is head of state. ...


Robin Cook was appointed as Leader of the House after the 2001 UK general election. He resigned from the post on March 17, 2003, as he could not accept the government's position on military action against Iraq. During his period in office he chaired the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons, which proposed significant reforms of the sitting hours of the House. Rt. ... The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed the quiet landslide by the media. ... March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in Leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Leaders of the House of Commons since 1721

At times the nominal leadership was held by the Prime Minister but the day to day work was done by a Deputy. At other times a Deputy was appointed merely to enhance an individual politician's standing within the government.

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Leader of the House of Commons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (337 words)
The Leader of the House of Commons is a member of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom who is responsible for arranging government business in the House of Commons.
As of May 2006, the Leader of the House is Jack Straw.
Robin Cook was appointed as Leader of the House after the 2001 UK general election.
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