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Overview

Whitaker's Almanack 2007 is essential desk and armchair reference for anyone interested in current affairs. With an unrivalled breadth and depth of content, it is indispensable for general knowledge enthusiasts and those simply interested in what makes the world tick.

For 138 years the almanack has proved itself to be an invaluable historical record, as well as an entertaining read. Covering news, history, politics, media, environment, law, finance, art, film, sport, pop music, this is the ultimate book of facts and a guide to the coming year. The fully updated 139th edition includes: extensive data on every world country, UK university fees, a guide to taxation and legal affairs, recent scientific discoveries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780713676594
  • Publisher: A&C Black Publishers, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 11/15/2006
  • Series: Whitaker's Almanack Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 139
  • Pages: 1364
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     7
The Year 2007
2007 Calendar     10
2008 Calendar     11
Forthcoming Events     12
Centenaries     14
United Kingdom
UK in Figures     17
The National Flag     23
The Royal Family     24
Private Secretaries     26
Finance     29
Military Titles     30
The House of Windsor     33
Descendants of Queens Victoria     34
Kings and Queens     37
Precedence     42
Peerage     44
Hereditary Peers     45
Life Peers     65
Lords Spiritual     74
Courtesy Titles     75
Peers' Surnames     76
Orders of Chivalry     81
Baronetage and Knightage     84
Dames     114
Decorations and Medals     117
Chiefs of Clans in Scotland     120
Privy Council     122
Parliament     125
Houses of Parliament     126
Political Parties     134
Members of Parliament     137
General Election Results     145
By-elections     180
The Government and Public Offices     181
Government Departments     183
Public Offices Directory     207
Regional Government     248
London     248
Wales     253
Scotland     259
Northern Ireland     270
Local Government     276
Local Government Introduction     276
Political Compositions of Councils     283
England     288
Principal Cities     290
English Counties and Shires     297
District Councils     298
Metropolitan Borough Councils     302
Unitary Councils     303
London     305
The City Guilds     307
London Borough Councils     310
Wales     311
Scotland     314
Northern Ireland     319
Isle of Man     321
Channel Islands     322
European Parliament     324
Law and Order     328
Law Courts and Offices     328
Scottish Judicature     339
Northern Ireland Judicature     342
Tribunals     344
Police      349
Prisons     354
Defence     359
Education     373
The Education System     373
Education Directory     394
LEAs     394
Universities     400
Professional Education     409
Independent Schools     416
National Academies     426
Research Councils     428
Health and Social Welfare     433
Utilities and Transport     454
Water     454
Energy     457
Transport     462
Religion     472
Religion in the UK     472
Churches     479
Communications     502
Postal Services     502
IDD Codes     504
Mobile Communications     506
Country Web Domain Names     509
Information Technology     510
Glossary     512
The Environment     517
The Environment     517
Conservation and Heritage     522
World Heritage Sites     528
Wildlife and Habitat     529
Heritage     533
Historic Buildings and Monuments      533
Museums and Galleries     541
Sights of London     548
Hallmarks     555
Banking and Finance     558
British Currency     558
Banking and Personal Finance     560
Financial Services Regulation     563
National Savings     565
London Stock Exchange     567
Insurance     568
Economic Statistics     573
Cost of Living and Inflation     578
Taxation     580
Stamp Duty     594
Legal Notes     596
The Media     619
Intellectual Property     619
Broadcasting     621
Television     621
Radio     623
The Press     632
Newspapers     632
Periodicals     636
Book Publishers     642
Organisations     647
Employers' and Trade Associations     647
Trade Unions     649
Sports Bodies     653
Clubs     658
Societies and Institutions     661
The World
The World in Figures     689
The Antarctic     697
Air Distances from London     698
Time Zones     700
Currencies and Exchange Rates     702
Travel Overseas     706
European Union     708
International Organisations     719
Countries of the World A-Z     745
UK Overseas Territories     1055
The Year 2005-6
Events     1065
British Affairs     1065
Northern Ireland Affairs     1068
Arts and Media     1069
Business and Economic Affairs     1072
Crimes and Legal Affairs     1074
Environment and Science     1077
Sport     1079
International Events     1083
Obituaries     1098
Archaeology     1102
Architecture     1108
Art     1113
Broadcasting     1118
Business and Finance     1124
Conservation and Heritage     1128
Natural Environment     1128
Built Environment     1132
Dance     1136
Film     1140
Literature     1144
Music     1148
Pop     1148
Classical      1150
Opera     1152
Parliament     1157
Acts of Parliament     1169
White Papers     1171
Science and Discovery     1172
Theatre     1179
Weather     1184
Sports Results     1189
2006 Commonwealth Games     1211
Winter Olympics - Turin     1214
Sports Records     1216
Time and Space
Astronomy     1221
Time Measurement and Calendars     1281
Tidal Predictions     1297
General Reference
Weights and Measures     1307
Conversion Tables     1312
The Periodic Table     1313
Abbreviations     1314
Index     1322
Stop Press     1364
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