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Boundary commission

A boundary commission is a legal entity that determines borders of nations, states, constituencies. Notable boundary commissions have included: Boundary commissions United Kingdom of the United Kingdom Afghan Boundary Commission, an Anglo-Russian Boundary Commission, of 1885 and 1893, delineated the northern frontier of Afghanistan. Anglo-Turkish Boundary Commission of 1902–1905, delineated the border between Yemen and the Aden Protectorate. Boundary Commissions Netherlands of Indonesia Boundary Commission Alaska Panhandle of the Alaska Panhandle Boundary Commission Ireland between the United Kingdom and Ireland Boundary Commission Maine of Maine Comision de Limites, the Mexican Boundary Commission after the Adams–Onis Treaty International Boundary and Water Commission, for the US–Mexico border Canada–United States International Boundary Commission, for the Canada–US border Boundary Commission Pacific Northwest of the Pacific Northwest


Joint committee (legislative)

A joint committee is a committee made up of members of both chambers of a bicameral legislature. In other contexts, it refers to a committee with members from more than one organization.


List of Joint Committees (UK Local Government)

The appointment of committees and joint committees under s102 of the Local Government Act 1972 is a legal requirement for councils in England. Devon Building Control Partnership Joint Committee Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service Joint Committee National Parking Adjudication Service Joint Committee Bramcote Crematorium Joint Committee Central Durham Crematorium Joint Committee South Worcestershire Shared Services Partnership Joint Committee Eltham Crematorium Joint Committee CNC Building Control Partnership Joint Committee Staffordshire Connects Joint Committee Public Protection Partnership Joint Committee Chilterns Crematorium Joint Committee Lincs Building Consultancy Joint Committee West Yorkshire Joint Services Committee Three Rivers and Watford Shared Services Joint Committee Somerset Waste Partnership Joint Committee Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee Adur and Worthing Joint Committee Anglia Revenues and Benefits Partnership Joint Committee Eastern Sea Fisheries Joint Committee Tayside Contracts Joint Committee Sheffield and Rotherham Emergency Planning Service Cleveland Emergency Planning Joint Committee Shropshire Waste Partnership Joint Committee Portchester Crematorium Joint Committee Chorley and South Ribble Shared Services Joint Committee Humber Emergency Planning Service South Downs Joint Committee


Local Government Commission

Local Government Commission may refer to: Local Government Commission Ireland North Carolina Local Government Commission Local Government Commission New Zealand Local Government Commission Sacramento, California Local Government Commission for England 1992 Local Government Commission for England 1958–1967


Presidential Commission

Presidential Commission may refer to: Presidential Commission of Inquiry Presidential Commission of Ghana Presidential Commission of the Russian Federation to Counter Attempts to Falsify History to the Detriment of Russias Interests Presidential Commission Ireland Presidential Commission on the Status of Women Presidential Commission United States Presidential Commission for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Romania Presidential Commission of Uganda


Royal commission

A royal commission is a major ad-hoc formal public inquiry into a defined issue in some monarchies. They have been held in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Saudi Arabia. A royal commission is similar in function to a commission of inquiry found in other countries such as Ireland, South Africa, and regions such as Hong Kong. It has considerable powers, generally greater even than those of a judge but restricted to the terms of reference of the commission. These powers include subpoenaing witnesses, taking evidence under oath and requesting documents. The commission is created by the head of state the sovereign, or their representative in the form of a governor-general or governor on the advice of the government and formally appointed by letters patent. In practice - unlike lesser forms of inquiry - once a commission has started the government cannot stop it. Consequently, governments are usually very careful about framing the terms of reference and generally include in them a date by which the commission must finish. Royal commissions are called to look into matters of great importance and usually controversy. These can be matters such as government structure, the treatment of minorities, events of considerable public concern or economic questions. Many royal commissions last many years and, often, a different government is left to respond to the findings.


Select committee

A select committee is a committee made up of a small number of parliamentary members appointed to deal with particular areas or issues originating in the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy. Select committees exist in the British Parliament, as well as in other parliaments based on the Westminster model, such as those in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India and New Zealand. It is a special subcommittee of a legislature or assembly governed under a committee system, like Roberts Rules of Order. They are often investigative in nature, collecting data or evidence for a law or problem, and will dissolve immediately after they report their findings to their superiors. These are very common in government legislatures, and are used to solve special problems, hence their name.


The Rowsell-Julyan-Keenan Commission

The Rowsell-Julyan-Keenan Commission was a Royal Commission in 1878. It was based on a report by Keenan, Julyan and Francis William Rowsell, the latter was made British commissioner of ceded Daira lands, Egypt, that year, and had been director of naval contracts, admiralty since 1873 and commissioner for inquiry relating to courts of justice 1873–4, and to Government of Malta 1877–8. The reports dealt separately with the administrative, political, cultural and economic-fiscal problems, and suggested reforms which were required to secure the proper functioning of Maltas strategic facilities. From the resulting recommendations, the need for a modern fiscal system, which would increase local revenue through a more socially equitable system of taxation, was considered crucial for the process of modernising Malta. It also recommended in its report the Anglicisation of the educational and judicial systems. While the latter had to wait until the 20th century, teaching of the English language started to be enforced in State schools at the expense of Italian. In 1911, English overtook Italian as the secondary language after Maltese, spoken by 13.1% of the population vs. 11.5%. The Royal Commissions report also had significant political impact. Supporters and opponents organised themselves into a Reform and Anti-Reform parties which, apart from being the forerunners of the present day two main political parties in Malta, assumed respectively the anglophile and Italophile imprint that were to characterise them for decades to come.