Act of Parliament


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Act of Parliament

A law in the UK, which has followed a sequence of steps: the Government—or sometimes a backbench Member of Parliament (MP)—wishes to introduce new laws or revise existing law. Draft legislation is introduced into Parliament the form of a Bill. Bills are discussed in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords and may be amended. If both Houses agree to the proposals contained in a Bill, it is sent for Royal approval. Once the Bill has been given Royal Assent, the Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.
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A special Act of Parliament - the Birmingham Road Race Bill in 1985 - had to be passed in order for the race to take place.
Recently elected Kevin Rudd made the speech in debates on the first Act of Parliament, passed unanimously by MPs on February 13th.
AN ACT of Parliament that will simplify the process of buying and keeping a cherished number plate has received royal assent and has passed into law.
Rather, they said, the church should be founded on a separate act of parliament.
EMMA COLLINGS made a bold claim (August 28) that the Newmarket Town Plate was "the first race ever to be run under written rules thanks to an Act of Parliament by Charles II back in 1666".
1837: A British Act of Parliament abolished punishment by pillory.
They would have to pass an Act of Parliament to stop that.
Created in 1987 by an Act of Parliament, the OSFI has a mandate to protect the rights and interests of depositors, policyholders, and pension plan members; and to advance and administer a regulatory framework so as to contribute to public confidence in the Canadian financial system.
The Henrician Reformation was beginning to empty the universities of students as the era began in which, as Brooks Adams memorably put it, "Within a single generation, the relation Christ's flesh and blood bore to the bread and wine was changed five times by royal proclamation or act of Parliament." As Simpson rightly observes, the times were dark as the Henrician Revolution took hold.
One of the causes of the Revolution was the act of Parliament displacing the Canadian border down to the Ohio River, an action specifically referred to in the list of British provocations in the Declaration of Independence.
But Britain won't give them up easily because, the British Museum points out, "an act of Parliament bans it from permanently disposing of any (historical) object." Nigeria vows to fight on.
After the Massey Commission concluded...there was a...desire to get behind Grierson's vision, and the National Film Board was born." The NFB was created by an act of Parliament in 1939, the Massey Commission submitted its report in 1951, and the proper name for the NFB is the National Film Board of Canada.