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  • British Parliament Review
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    British Parliament Review

    BBC Parliament TV’s “Westminster in Review” examined the major events in the British parliament from the previous three months. Topics included the United Kingdom’s handling of the crisis in…

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  • British House of Commons Speaker Election Program
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    British House of Commons Speaker Election Program

    On Monday, June 22, 2009, Conservative Member of Parliament John Bercow was elected as the 157th speaker of the British House of Commons. This one-hour program includes speeches by Speaker…

    517 views
  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Prime Minister Blair and opposition leader William Hague agreed on enacting new adoption laws and reforming existing ones in light of an internet adoption scandal. Twin 6-month-old girls…

    133 views
  • British Speaker Farewell
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    British Speaker Farewell

    Ms. Boothroyd, speaker of the House of Commons since 1992, delivered her farewell speech upon her retirement. Following her remarks members paid tribute to her service, and especially her…

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  • Presiding Officers of National Parliaments Conference
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    Presiding Officers of National Parliaments Conference

    Meeting in the General Assembly hall, parliamentary leaders talked about the future of the world’s democracies in the 21st century. They talked about poverty, globalization and other…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

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  • House of Commons Speakers Residence
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    House of Commons Speaker's Residence

    Speaker Boothroyd provided a tour of the House of Commons speaker’s residence. The house serves as a location for official dinners and other functions, while the speaker actually lives in…

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  • British Commons Speaker Boothroyd
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    British Commons Speaker Boothroyd

    Speaker Boothroyd was featured in this profile. Video of the speaker in the House of Commons demonstrated the various duties carried out by her when the House is in session. Mr. Kettle and…

    106 views
  • House of Commons Speaker Election
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    House of Commons Speaker Election

    The House of Lords opened the a House of Commons session for the election of a speaker in the absence of the Queen, who will officially open Parliament on May 14. Then members of Commons unanimously…

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  • Speaker Boothroyd Campaign
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    Speaker Boothroyd Campaign

    Speaker Boothroyd was shown campaigning in her constituency of West Bromwich West. Her seat is not being contested by any candidate of a major party. As Speaker of the British House of…

    39 views
  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Upon returning from Christmas break, members questioned the prime minister about the defection of Conservatives to opposition parties, Tony Blair’s recent comments about a stakeholder…

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  • Presidential Address to British Parliament
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    Presidential Address to British Parliament

    Following introductory remarks by Lord MacKay, President Clinton addressed the gathered dignitaries and members of the British Parliament. The president spoke about on the history of…

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  • Queens Address Commemorating VE Day
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    Queen's Address Commemorating VE Day

    In a speech to a joint session of Parliament, Queen Elizabeth and British parliamentary officials praised those British, Commonwealth and Allied civilians and soldiers who had sacrificed…

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  • Five Years of Commons on Television
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    Five Years of Commons on Television

    Regular televised coverage of the British House of Commons began November 21, 1989. Since then C-SPAN has aired the twice-weekly prime minister’s Question Time. Margaret Thatcher, who was…

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  • Bribery Allegations Debate
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    Bribery Allegations Debate

    Members of parliament in the British House of Commons debated allegations of bribery on the part of two Tory members of the House. The allegations, made public last week, said that two…

    115 views
  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Members asked Prime Minister Major questions on a variety of issues including the government’s drive for water privitization.

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Prime Minister Major took questions on several issues including a rail strike throughout Great Britian which the government condemns.

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Prime Minister Major took questions from members of the House of Commons concerning several issues including the recent strike of rail workers and recent elections to the European…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Members questioned the prime minister on changes in the procedure of Question Time, and other topics.

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