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Regions Of England
The REGIONS (formerly known as the GOVERNMENT OFFICE REGIONS; GORS) are the highest tier of sub-national division in England
England
. Between 1994 and 2011, nine regions had officially devolved functions within Government. While they no longer fulfil this role, they continue to be used for statistical and some administrative purposes. They define areas (constituencies) for the purposes of elections to the European Parliament . Eurostat
Eurostat
also uses them to demarcate first level Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) regions ("NUTS 1 regions") within the European Union
European Union
. The regions generally follow the boundaries of the former standard regions , established in the 1940s for statistical purposes. The London region (also known as Greater London ) has a directly elected Mayor and Assembly
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Department For Transport
The DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT (DFT) is the government department responsible for the English transport network and a limited number of transport matters in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
that have not been devolved . The department is run by the Secretary of State for Transport , currently (since 14 July 2016) Chris Grayling
Chris Grayling
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Role * 3 Ministers * 4 2017 Judicial Review * 5 Executive agencies * 6 Non-departmental public bodies * 7 Devolution * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 External links HISTORY For List of Ministers, see Secretary of State for Transport
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Department For Culture, Media And Sport
The DEPARTMENT FOR DIGITAL, CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT (DCMS) is a department of the United Kingdom government
United Kingdom government
, with responsibility for culture and sport in England
England
, and some aspects of the media throughout the whole UK , such as broadcasting and internet . It also has responsibility for the tourism , leisure and creative industries (some joint with Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy ). The department was also responsible for the delivery of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and the building of a Digital Economy
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Department Of Health (United Kingdom)
The DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (DH) is the Ministerial Department of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Government responsible for government policy on health and adult social care matters in England, along with a few elements of the same matters which are not otherwise devolved to the Scottish Government , Welsh Government
Welsh Government
or Northern Ireland Executive
Northern Ireland Executive
. It oversees the English National Health
Health
Service (NHS). The Department is led by the Secretary of State for Health with a Minister of State and four Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State . The Department of Health
Health
develops policies and guidelines to improve the quality of care and to meet patient expectations
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Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs
The DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS (DEFRA) is the government department responsible for environmental protection, food production and standards, agriculture , fisheries and rural communities in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Northern Ireland . Concordats set out agreed frameworks for co operation, between it and the Scottish Government , Welsh Government
Welsh Government
and Northern Ireland Executive
Northern Ireland Executive
, which have devolved responsibilities for these matters in their respective nations. Defra also leads for Britain at the EU on agricultural, fisheries and environment matters and in other international negotiations on sustainable development and climate change, although a new Department of Energy and Climate Change was created on 3 October 2008 to take over the last responsibility
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Department For Education
The DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION (DFE) is a department of Her Majesty\'s Government responsible for child protection , education (compulsory, further and higher education), apprenticeships and wider skills in England. The DfE is also responsible for women and equalities policy. A Department for Education
Department for Education
previously existed between 1992, when the Department of Education and Science was renamed, and 1995 when it was merged with the Department for Employment to become the Department for Education and Employment
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West Lothian Question
The WEST LOTHIAN QUESTION, also known as the ENGLISH QUESTION, refers to whether MPs from Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
, Scotland
Scotland
and Wales
Wales
, sitting in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, should be able to vote on matters that affect only England
England
, while MPs from England are unable to vote on matters that have been devolved to the Northern Ireland Assembly , the Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament
and the Welsh Assembly
Welsh Assembly
. The term "West Lothian question" was coined by Enoch Powell
Enoch Powell
MP in 1977 after Tam Dalyell
Tam Dalyell
, the Labour MP for the Scottish constituency of West Lothian , raised the matter repeatedly in House of Commons debates on devolution
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List Of Parliamentary Constituencies In The United Kingdom
There are 650 constituencies in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, each electing a single Member of Parliament to the House of Commons ordinarily every five years. Voting
Voting
last took place in all 650 of those constituencies at the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
general election on 8 June 2017, and these results have been counted and verified. The election on 8 June 2017 elected 650 constituencies. 317 are held by the Conservative Party , 262 are held by the Labour Party , 35 are held by the Scottish National Party , 12 are held by the Liberal Democrats and 10 are held by the Democratic Unionist Party , with the balance held by various smaller parties, none of which have more than 8 seats, plus four unaffiliated MPs. In addition there is the constituency of the Speaker , which by tradition does not belong to any party
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Supreme Court Of The United Kingdom
KINGDOM commonly refers to: * A type of monarchy * A realm ruled by a king or queen regnant * Kingdom (biology)
Kingdom (biology)
, a category in biological taxonomy * Kingdom of God , a foundational concept in the three Abrahamic religionsKINGDOM may also refer to: CONTENTS * 1 People * 2 Popular culture * 2.1 Music * 3 Other * 4 See also PEOPLE *
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Courts Of England And Wales
HER MAJESTY\'S COURTS OF JUSTICE OF ENGLAND AND WALES are the civil and criminal courts responsible for the administration of justice in England and Wales
England and Wales
; they apply both English law
English law
and the law of England and Wales, and are established under Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
does not have a single unified legal system— England and Wales
England and Wales
have one system, Scotland another, and Northern Ireland a third. There are exceptions to this rule; for example in immigration law , the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal 's jurisdiction covers the whole of the United Kingdom, while in employment law there is a single system of employment tribunals for England, Wales, and Scotland but not Northern Ireland
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English Law
ENGLISH LAW is the common law legal system governing England and Wales
Wales
, comprising criminal law and civil law . English law
English law
has no formal codification : the essence of English common law is that it is made by judges sitting in courts applying statute , and legal precedent (stare decisis ) from previous cases. A decision of the Supreme Court
Court
of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, the highest civil appeal court of the United Kingdom, is binding on every other court . Some rulings are derived from legislation ; others, known as common law, are based on rulings of previous courts. For example, murder is a common law crime rather than one established by an Act of Parliament. Common law can be amended or repealed by Parliament; murder, for example, now carries a mandatory life sentence rather than the death penalty
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Parliament Of The United Kingdom
HM GOVERNMENT * Conservative Party (254)CONFIDENCE AND SUPPLY * Democratic Unionist Party (4)HM MOST LOYAL OPPOSITION * Labour Party (201)OTHER OPPOSITION * Liberal Democrats (101) * Non-affiliated (31) * UKIP (3) * Ind. Labour (2) * Ulster Unionist Party
Ulster Unionist Party
(2) * Green Party (1) * Ind. Social Democrat (1) * Ind
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Department For Communities And Local Government
The DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (DCLG) is the UK Government department for communities and local government in England . It was established in May 2006 and is the successor to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, established in 2001. Its headquarters is located at 2 Marsham Street
2 Marsham Street
, London. There are corresponding departments in the Scottish Government
Scottish Government
, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive , responsible for communities and local government in their respective jurisdictions. CONTENTS * 1 Ministers * 2 Background * 3 Responsibilities * 4 Executive agencies * 5 Non-departmental public bodies * 6 Devolution * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links MINISTERSThe Communities and Local Government ministers are as follows: MINISTER RANK PORTFOLIO The Rt Hon
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Government Of The United Kingdom
HER MAJESTY\'S GOVERNMENT (HMG; Welsh : Llywodraeth Ei Mawrhydi), commonly referred to as the UK GOVERNMENT or BRITISH GOVERNMENT, is the central government of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
. The government is led by the Prime Minister , who selects all the remaining ministers . The prime minister and the other most senior ministers belong to the supreme decision-making committee, known as the Cabinet . The government ministers all sit in Parliament , and are accountable to it
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European Union
The EUROPEAN UNION (EU) is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe
Europe
. It has an area of 4,475,757 km2 (1,728,099 sq mi), and an estimated population of over 510 million. The EU has developed an internal single market through a standardised system of laws that apply in all member states. EU policies aim to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services, and capital within the internal market, enact legislation in justice and home affairs, and maintain common policies on trade, agriculture , fisheries , and regional development . Within the Schengen Area , passport controls have been abolished. A monetary union was established in 1999 and came into full force in 2002, and is composed of 19 EU member states which use the euro currency
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London (European Parliament Constituency)
LONDON is a constituency of the European Parliament . It currently elects 8 MEPs using the d\'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation . CONTENTS * 1 Boundaries * 2 History * 3 Returned members * 4 Election results * 4.1 2014 * 4.2 2009 * 4.3 2004 * 4.4 1999 * 5 References BOUNDARIESThe constituency corresponds to the Greater London
London
region of England, in the south east of the United Kingdom. HISTORYPrior to 1999, London
London
was represented by a number of single-member constituencies
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