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Page 98 - It is the sole privilege of the Lords to name the time and place for holding a conference, no matter by which house it may have been demanded. Reasons in writing for the course resolved to be taken, are usually furnished to the managers on both sides, in which case it is simply called
Page 92 - ... be negatived as a matter of expediency, the motion to which it referred is only gotten rid of for the time, whereas a direct negative to the motion itself would be a proscription of it for the remainder of the session, as well as a denial of its principle. With respect to a Bill, moving that it "be read this day six months...
Page 112 - House he occupies a chair below the bar, and he directs a large proportion of the arrangements connected with the maintenance of order in the approaches to the house and the offices adjacent. He is at once the executive and the ceremonial officer of the lower house ; but his discretionary powers are not extensive, for almost all his more important duties are performed under the immediate direction of the house itself, communicated through the Speaker.
Page 92 - the previous question" be decided in the negative, the motion on which it bears is only gotten rid of for the time, whereas a direct negative to the motion itself would be a proscription of it for the remainder of the session, as well as a denial of its principle. 29. With respect to a bill, moving that it " be read this day six months," is a mode of throwing it out without coming to an express declaration against the principle of the measure.
Page 94 - Committee, or any amendments, or of any clauses added to or expunged from the measure _.n or out of the Committee. Alterations are not usually proposed in a Bill until after its principle has been disposed of on the second reading. Immediately after the passing of a Bill, it is taken by a member to the Bar of the Senate, desiring their concurrence, where it passes through the same forms as in the Commons. If the Bill be rejected, no further proceedings ensue. When the Senate agree with the Commons...
Page 110 - The persons of Peers are for ever sacred and inviolable from arrest and imprisonment for debts, trespasses, &c. They cannot be outlawed in any civil action ; nor can any attachment lie against their persons; and they are possessed of various other privileges and immunities. The number of the Lords Temporal is indefinite, and may be increased at the pleasure of the Crown.
Page 224 - ШЗ, when he became president of the board of trade, retaining the office of master of the mint; resigned both Feb. 1845; was secretary of state for the colonies from Dec.
Page 94 - BUDGET.— The chancellor of the exchequer makes one general- statement every year to the House of Commons, which is intended to present a comprehensive view of the financial condition of the country. Sometimes there are preliminary, or supplemental, or occasional speeches ; but the great general statement of the year has, for a long time past, been quaintly called
Page 266 - Association for Scotland and president of the Miners' National Association if you please ; but not a working man.
Page 95 - Cabinet ; never less than three, and rarely as many as seven or eight of this latter class, are called to that station. Their offices are as follows: — Commissioner of Works and Buildings, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, First Lord of the Admiralty, President of the Board of 'Trade, Master of the Mint, Judge Advocate-General, PostmasterGeneral, Chief Secretary for Ireland, President of the Poor Law Board, Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench. The selection usually falls upon those amongst the...