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command paper

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain) a government document that is presented to Parliament, in theory by royal command. See also green paper, white paper
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Mr Cairns said that the St David s Day Command Paper published earlier this year committed for the first time in history to introduce a floor in the level of relative funding provided to the Welsh Government.
In 2008, the Command paper, 'The Nation's Commitment: Cross-Government Support to our Armed Forces, their Families and Veterans' was presented to the UK parliament.
The Lib Dem leader has previously claimed to have blocked an alleged Tory attempt to make a link between a floor and a referendum on the Assembly taking some powers over income tax - and a Command Paper ahead of St David's Day proposing the floor said there was only an "expectation" of a referendum being held.
e command paper is expected to propose that the Assembly will gain the power to decide on its own name, its number of members, and the system used to elect AMs.
That a command paper will be published by the end of October, that the heads of agreement between the parties and further devolution will come in November and that the draft legislation, the laws that will form the Scotland Bill and eventually the Scotland Act, will be ready by the end of January.
The Government''s Rail Command Paper sets out its vision for the future of our railways, and it''s a frightening read for those who rely on the country''s rail network.
I am particularly proud to have represented our armed forces in government and to have produced the Service Personnel Command Paper that raised the level of compensation for those injured on operations.
I would like to the ECHO for the received as a token Miss Shirley The recent McNulty Report and the Gover nment Command Paper puts 20,000 railway jobs at risk as the Government seeks to cut the cost of running the railway by 35%, when the real culprit is privatisation.
A "bombshell" buried in the Rail Command Paper could derail the Derby works, which is relying on winning the pounds 1billion Crossrail contract for survival.
The Command Paper 1922, from the Avalon Project at Yale Law School, underlines this intent: "His Majesty's Government therefore now declare(s) unequivocally that it is no part of their policy that Palestine should become a Jewish State.

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