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An anonymous early-day motion is calling for John Bercow to stand down as Speaker. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP The retiring clerk of the House of Commons , Sir Robert Rogers, has made a plea for the Speaker to remain a neutral figure who acts
In her valedictory speech last night, Labour's Darien Fenton called for Parliament to treat drug abuse as a health issue, instead of a criminal offence. "That means properly funded addiction treatment, but I also believe it's time for politicians in
The army MPs showed no objection at the lower house although they had objected to the move at the upper house session earlier, Xinhua reported. A total of 356 MPs with the Lower House out of 422 were present at the session, according to local media.
The move, which casts doubt on the Social Democrats' unity, has raised the ire of coalition leaders over its massive impact on the state budget. However, coalition MPs have bent the rules of parliamentary procedure to schedule a new vote on the bill.
Yet he obviously thinks he can.' David Ruffley, a Conservative backbench MP once predicted to have a glittering political future, has been cautioned by police for domestic abuse. The news broke last night when his lawyers released a statement saying
20 Comments: 0 Parliament sessions have often been canceled over the past weeks over lack of quorum. Lawmakers are expected to vote on Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oreshaski's resignation submitted on Wednesday evening.
Parliamentary rules will be used to punish MPs making themselves guilty of offensive behaviour, ANC Deputy Chief Whip Doris Dlakude warned on Tuesday. Speaking during the budget vote debate of Parliament, Dlakude expressed concern about "
Parliament could get a new prayer after the election in September. A review of standing orders, the rules that MPs must adhere to, was published this week, putting the prayer back on the agenda. The review recommends MPs be asked their views on
Federation Party candidate Makereta Waqavonovono has made an application for constitutional redress in the High Court. Ms Waqavonovono filed a motion against the chairperson of the Fijian Electoral Commission, the Supervisor of Elections and the
The committee reviews the Standing Orders, procedures, and practices of the House and usually reports towards the end of each parliamentary term. The committee has recommended a number of amendments to the Standing Orders. The House will consider