The Government of the British Empire

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J.M. Dent & Sons, 1918 - 403 pagine
 

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Pagina 173 - ... for proceeding by martial law, may be revoked and annulled ; and that hereafter no commissions of like nature may issue forth to any person or persons whatsoever to be executed as aforesaid, lest by colour of them any of your Majesty's subjects be destroyed or put to death contrary to the laws and franchise of the land.
Pagina 274 - Peace are the licensing authority in the burghs ; but in the counties they share this duty with the County Councils. IRISH COURTS: THE HIGH COURT The Irish system of courts of justice, like the Irish law, is much closer to the English system than is the Scottish, There are a Lord Chancellor and a Lord Chief Justice, at the head respectively of the Chancery and King's Bench Divisions of the High Court of Justice in Ireland, which is the lower chamber of the Irish Supreme Court of Judicature. But the...
Pagina 95 - Brunswick, no person, holding any office or place of profit, under the King, or receiving a pension from the Crown, should be capable of serving as a member of the House of Commons.
Pagina 123 - ... Meanwhile, a non-representative Scottish peer enjoys all the privileges of a peer of the United Kingdom other than those connected with a seat in Parliament, and is under the same disabilities. For example, he cannot be elected a member of the House of Commons, or vote at such an election. IRISH PEERS (3) The third class of non-hereditary seats in the House of Lords is that occupied by the twenty-eight Irish Representative Peers. These are, like their Scottish colleagues, elected by their fellow...
Pagina 73 - Council, and by the independent action of the judges of the courts, all of whom, it will be remembered, are appointed by the Crown on the recommendation of the Secretary of State, and are not removable by the Governor.
Pagina 37 - But the vast mass of the people are deeply interested in the king as a person, as is proved by the crowds which collect whenever there is a chance of seeing him ; and it is possible that the majority of the people, even of the United Kingdom, to say nothing of the millions of India, believe that the government of the Empire is carried on by the king personally. He therefore supplies the personal and picturesque element which catches the popular imagination far more readily than constitutional arrangements,...
Pagina 299 - On the other hand, it would be a great mistake to suppose that the Church of England has ceased to receive public official support.
Pagina 256 - ... county, who will hear his case again from beginning to end. In graver cases the accused is proceeded against by formal " indictment," or written statement accusing him of a definite crime committed in a particular way ; and he is entitled to a copy of this indictment before his trial. An indictment case is tried either before quarter sessions or before a judge of the High Court " at assizes," in open court, usually in the county in which the offense is alleged to have been committed, and invariably...

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