serjeant-at-arms


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Synonyms for serjeant-at-arms

an officer (as of a legislature or court) who maintains order and executes commands

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It will take over Westminster security duties from the police and the Serjeant-at-Arms department, which is staffed largely by elderly retired soldiers who are known as the men in tights.
I have apologised to the Serjeant-at-Arms and to Baroness Anelay and assured them that this will never happen again.
The House of Commons Serjeant-at-Arms, Peter Jennings, withdrew permission for the event, billed for this coming Thursday.
He promised it would be "very special" and one observer tells me: "There were eight dancers of both sexes in black hot-pants and white fluffy vests gyrating suggestively between the fig trees at Portcullis House, while the deputy Serjeant-at-Arms looked on in his full costume of shiny buckles, tights and tails.
Clipboard-carrying staff from the Serjeant-at-Arms department have quietly been inspecting the damage to the EUR2.
Serjeant-at-Arms Peter Jennings said: "We do not want to blow this up out of proportion.
IT is shocking that the security was breached in the Commons, but it's hardly fair to blame the Serjeant-at-Arms.
Security is under the control of Serjeant-at-Arms Sir Michael Cummins.
FURY: MI5 boss and Met chief; PANTOMIME; Uniform of the Serjeant-at-Arms who is in charge of Commons security
Rachel Hirst, vice-chairman of Our Rights Now, is writing a letter of complaint to the Serjeant-at-Arms.
HORROR on MPs' faces yesterday when a memo was circulated by the Serjeant-at-Arms alerting them to a new free postal service to government departments.
He caused a huge fuss when security asked for his ID and got so irate that he reported the officer to the Serjeant-at-Arms.
IN HIS dainty buckled shoes and panto get-up, the Serjeant-at-Arms, Michael Cummings, has stepped in with a plan to boost morale at The Debate canteen at the Commons.
Under instructions from the administration committee, the Serjeant-at-Arms office sent a letter to all MPs on February 6, telling them: "Members are advised that only disabled badge holders and cyclists are allowed to enter Star Chamber Court.
They have tabled a motion calling for the Serjeant-at-Arms department to invest in a Palace of Westminster cat.