Parliament of Great Britain: Acts of the Parliament of Great Britain, Elections to the Parliament of Great Britain

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: 1st Parliament of Great Britain, History of Parliament, Duration of English, British and United Kingdom Parliaments From 1660, List of Members of the 1st Parliament of Great Britain, Scottish Representatives to the 1st Parliament of Great Britain, House of Commons of Great Britain, List of Parliaments of Great Britain, 2nd ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: 1st Parliament of Great Britain, History of Parliament, Duration of English, British and United Kingdom Parliaments From 1660, List of Members of the 1st Parliament of Great Britain, Scottish Representatives to the 1st Parliament of Great Britain, House of Commons of Great Britain, List of Parliaments of Great Britain, 2nd Parliament of Great Britain, Parliament of Great Britain, High Crimes and Misdemeanours. Excerpt: The first Parliament of the Kingdom of Great Britain was established in 1707, after the merger of the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland . No fresh elections were held in England, and the existing members of the House of Commons of England sat as members of the new House of Commons of Great Britain . In Scotland, prior to the union coming into effect, the Scottish Parliament appointed sixteen peers (see representative peers ) and 45 Members of Parliaments to join their English counterparts in Westminster.Legal background to the convening of the 1st Parliament Under the Treaty of Union of the Two Kingdoms of England and Scotland it was provided:Queen Anne did declare it to be expedient that the existing House of Commons of England sit in the first Parliament of Great Britain.The Parliament of Scotland duly passed an Act settling the manner of electing the sixteen peers and forty five commoners to represent Scotland in the Parliament of Great Britain. A special provision for the 1st Parliament of Great Britain was "that the Sixteen Peers and Forty five Commissioners for Shires and Burghs shall be chosen by the Peers, Barrons and Burghs respectively in this present session of Parliament and out of the members thereof in the same manner that Committees of Parliament are usually now chosen shall be the members of the respective Houses of the said first Par...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781156560983
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/21/2010
  • Pages: 102
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.21 (d)

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