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11.24 Speaker Martin processes into the House of Commons, for prayers.

Black Rod in central lobby waiting for Lord Chamberlain to wave his rod as a signal for Blach Rod to summon the Commons to the House of Lords (monarchs do not go to the House of Commons since the famous incident in the seventeenth century when King Charles I tried to arrest five members.

by Gary J on Wed Nov 15th, 2006 at 06:28:27 AM EST

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