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Has an MP ever made use of the House of Lords Precedence Act to sit in the House of Lords?

During Business Questions on December 2nd, the Lord President of the Council - Jacob Rees-Mogg - was teased by the SNP's Pete Wishart about an alleged £6 million loan from his company Saliston Ltd, as ...
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What is the origin of the 'no photography' rule in the House of Commons?

While reading through Hansard to research a separate question, I came across the following exchange: Mr Speaker: Order. Someone has flashed a camera. It is quite serious to take photographs in the ...
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Have Prime Ministers ever removed people from Honours Lists

PMQs again see Rishi Sunak pushed on the state of Johnson's resignation honours list and why he is allowing Johnson's nominations to the Lord's to go forward. https://twitter.com/Haggis_UK/status/...
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What happened to the passport of Prince Charles when he became King Charles III?

Queen Elizabeth II (of the UK and other assorted Commonwealth realms) somewhat famously did not have a passport. (The theory being that passports are technically issued in the Monarch's name, so it ...
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What would be the reasons for the exclusion of the UK and others from the Indian e-Visa?

This is a follow-up to this Travel question The UK, Canada, China and others have been excluded from the Indian e-Visa program when reintroduced in October 2021. I'd assume this has been done to force ...
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Examples of unchallenged repetition in a Commons filibuster

In a BBC article explaining the Private Members' Bill ballot, the "art of filibustering" is described. It differs from a filibuster in the US Senate in that participants must actually talk ...
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Channel Islands Equivalence in Financial Services

The Channel Islands are not 'in' the EU Single Market, but have a close relationship with it; this is particularly true in Financial Services, where they have a wide-ranging Equivalence agreement. ...
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What are the (bidirectional) flows of skilled workers between Australia and the UK, presently?

In relation to an Australian statement that there would be "brain drain" from Australia to the UK should a visa-free worker system be adopted between the two countries... Surely, both Australia and ...
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Why are India's sedition laws still on the books?

Why India has not done away with archiac and abusive sedition laws once imposed by Colonial British rule? It is not a political issue as all the major parties that have governed India since 1947 have ...
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Clarification of the meaning of 'universal claims' vs 'particular individual claims' in Social Policy

I am studying Social Policy in the UK, and I am unsure of the meaning of a question which I have been set: 'How should Social Policy respond to particular individual claims whilst addressing universal ...
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How frequent is it for governments to win votes in the house of Commons, which would fail without the backing of the opposition?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_government_defeats_in_the_House_of_Commons_(1945%E2%80%93present) This is a list of government defeats in the house of Commons. Does a similar list exist for ...
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Are there any polls on the acceptance of the "Irish Sea border" in the UK?

I'm venturing a guess that a symbol that may constitute a rallying cry for hardcore Brexiteers is going to be the "Irish Sea border" which is already making its (still subdued) appearance as ...
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If the UK leaves the EU but joins the EEA, what happens to non-EU trade?

If the UK joins the EEA but leaves the EU, I understand it will have free trade with the EU via EFTA. What about trade with all the non-EU countries? I understand that the UK would not benefit from ...
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Are UK, the Netherlands and Germany considering pension fund reformation after stress tests of pension funds results?

According to this article, pension funds in the UK, the Netherlands and Germany face an “existential threat” because of their precarious financial positions: Sven Giegold, a member of the European ...
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How much foreign currency gets injected into the British economy every year because of tax havens?

Britan's overseas territories combined are the largest tax havens in the world. How much undocumented money from abroad gets injected into the documented British economy every year from its tax havens?...
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Does Keir Starmer fire more staff and colleagues than other political leaders?

Keir Starmer has, from some, a reputation of being trigger happy with dissenters from within his party and firing those who don't agree with him. From what I can find, he is only responsible for the ...
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What are the current factions and policy/ideological splits in the UK Conservative party?

The Johnson government had higher spending than previous Labour governments. He started by ousting a lot of the hawkish members such as Sajid Javid. Liz Truss has been a member of both this ...
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Has the US transferred any more naval nuclear reactor technology to the UK besides that S5W reactor piece that powered HMS Dreadnaught (S101)?

I've read that the first UK nuclear powered submarine HMS Dreadnaught (S101) was powered by a US made reactor, but that subsequent UK ships of that kind used UK-made ones. Wikipedia claims: During ...
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Has the position of the NHS been considered in exploring the option of Brexit while remaining in the EU customs union?

I was watching Channel 4's What happens after a Brexit election?, in which one of the guest introduces the NHS: The Conservatives aren't having to answer questions about the details of their ...
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Is there an online source for pre-1942 UK general election polls from the British Institute of Public Opinion?

I know that there are records of UK general election polls from before 1942, since I have read them in back issues of Cavalcade in the British Library (because I'm fun). I'm looking for an online ...
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What is the distribution of illegal acts defined by the Computer Misuse Act actually done by children in the UK?

The UK National Crime Agency has annonced that one in five children are being criminalised by the Computer Misuse Act (CMA). They warn of life changing consequences for the children involved. They ...
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Why did Parliament set out a tribunal procedure for RROs and for recovery of prohibited payments but not for deposit protection claims?

Tenant fees act 2019 allows for recovery of prohibited payments in the relatively accessible and informal tribunal setting. Housing Act 2004 also sets out the RRO procedure in the same accessible ...
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Barring 1784, when has UK Parliament's legal sovereignty over-ridden the electorate's political sovereignty?

An Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution was first published in 1885, but I quote the 1915 8 edn. p. 250 of this transcribed online PDF. Here's scan of original. Barring Pitt in ...
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What are the implications of the Bank of England directly financing government spending?

HM Treasury has announced this morning (April 9th) that the UK has temporarily extended the Ways and Means facility (the government's overdraft with the BoE) in order to fund the fight against the ...
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What's the youngest age when someone joined a political party in the UK?

Apparently Annunziata Rees-Mogg joined the Conservative Party, at the age of five, in 1984. So is this a record, or are are even younger examples?
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How far up the banks' hierarchy did the LIBOR rigging convictions (and prosecutions) go?

It's been reported that a number of bank personnel were convicted for LIBOR rigging, although quite a few more were acquitted. Barclay's CEO and chairman both resigned following the scandal, but ...
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Are greatly more resources devoted to investigating the circumstances around missing women and girls than to those around missing boys and men?

We have seen two recent national media spectacles around the missing persons cases of Nicola Bulley and Gaynor Lord, and these have followed the admittedly gruesome national spectacle around the ...
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How do UK leaders explain that their country suffered a contraction similar to that of Italy and France rather than that of US or Canada, last year?

CNN recently mentioned that: the UK economy suffered a bigger contraction than any other G7 country last year at 9.8% Wondering how the rest of G7 fared in more concrete terms, I found an older ...
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Has the UK government provided the "minimum standard of privacy and accuracy" that are required of a messaging service for ETEE to be banned?

The Guardian reports that the UK government will not require Ofcom to enforce the restrictions on End to End Encryption (ETEE) until two conditions are met: the government has said the regulator ...
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Do Conservative party members care about the Northern Ireland protocol?

A lot of pro-Brexit politicians are outraged by the fact that the Northern Ireland protocol has imposed an economic border “in the middle of our country”. Most British people on the other hand, ...
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