House of Peers

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the British House of Lords. See Parliament.

See also: Peer

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No one had taken up the remark about the general, and no one had recognized in the officer who betrayed the castle of Yanina the noble count in the House of Peers.
So far as a demeanour of natural authority was concerned, the mother country need not have been ashamed to see these foremost men of an actual democracy adopted into the House of Peers, or make the Privy Council of the Sovereign.
Under favoring circumstances, Isabel's maternal grandfather might have been Archbishop of Canterbury, and have taken precedence of the whole House of Peers, the Princes of the blood Royal alone excepted.
He admitted there was a culture within the Upper House of peers turning up just to claim their PS300 tax-free allowance.
My next question is: Are there any members of this house of peers who previously have been members of the lower House of Commons, and who have been questioned about expenses they had claimed as a Member of Parliament?
It was terrible enough that the beloved lolanthe had broken the law but, ultimately, when all the fairies marry members of the House of Peers, what is the Fairy Queen to do?
But ultimately when all the fairies marry members of the House of Peers, what is the Fairy Queen to do?
I understand that our 150 MPs have already applied to be admitted to the House of Peers -another gravy train.
The general purpose of the House of Peers is to closely examine proposed government legislation and make the ruling party think twice about its proposals.
Don't worry, this daft Jackie will probably never get past the House of Peers.
1) At that time it was called the Imperial Diet (Teikoku Gikai) and consisted of two Houses, the House of Peers and the House of Representatives.
The authors draw extensively on Japanese archival material to reconstruct the debates within the Diet and the House of Peers.