The Practice and Privileges of the Two Houses of Parliament: With an Appendix of Forms

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Rogers & Thompson, 1840 - 337 pages
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Page 240 - ... into the Bank of England, in the name and with the privity of the Accountant- General of the High Court of Chancery, to be placed to his account there, ex parte the...
Page vii - I AB do sincerely promise and swear, That I will be faithful, and bear true allegiance, to their Majesties King William and Queen Mary: So help me God.
Page vii - I do renounce refuse and abjure any allegiance or obedience to any of them. And I do swear That I will bear faith and true allegiance to His Majesty King George and him will defend to the utmost of my power against all traitorous conspiracies and attempts whatsoever which shall be made against his person crown or dignity.
Page 102 - But this rigour is never exercised, but where there is an intentional or gross abuse of the time and patience of the house. A member has not a right even to read his own speech, committed to writing, without leave. This also is to prevent an abuse of time ; and therefore is not refused, but where that is intended.
Page 139 - But if it had been carried affirmatively to strike out the words and to insert A, it could not afterwards be permitted to strike out A and insert B. The mover of B should have notified, while the insertion of A was under debate, that he would move to insert B. In which case, those who preferred it would join in rejecting A. After A is inserted, however, it may be moved to strike out a portion of the original paragraph, comprehending A, provided the coherence to be struck out be so substantial as...
Page 13 - It hath sovereign and uncontrollable authority in the making, confirming, enlarging, restraining, abrogating, repealing, reviving, and expounding of laws, concerning matters of all possible denominations, ecclesiastical or temporal, civil, military, maritime, or criminal: this being the place where that absolute despotic power, which must in all governments reside somewhere, is entrusted by the constitution of these kingdoms.
Page 170 - But if it be a paper referred to them, they proceed to put questions of amendment, if proposed, but no final question on the whole: because all parts of the paper having been adopted by the House, stand of course, unless altered, or struck out by a vote. Even if they are opposed to the whole paper, and think it cannot be made good by amendments, they cannot reject it, but must report it back to the House without amendments, and there make their opposition.
Page 13 - It can change and create afresh even the Constitution of the kingdom and of Parliaments themselves, as was done by the Act of Union, and the several statutes for triennial and septennial elections. It can, in short, do everything that is not naturally impossible ; and therefore some have not scrupled to call its power, by a figure rather too bold, the omnipotence of Parliament.
Page vii - I shall know to be against him, or any of them ; and all this I do swear without any Equivocation, mental Evasion, or secret Reservation, and renouncing all Pardons and Dispensations from any Power or Person whomsoever to the contrary. So help me God.
Page 111 - Committee Lists of the Voters intended to be objected to, giving in the said lists the several heads of objections, and distinguishing the same against the names of the Voters excepted to...

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