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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A report from MI5 is expected to call for the Serjeant-at-Arms to be stripped of his security role.
Today, the Speaker's House is the best preserved of the residences in the Palace of Westminster--most, such as that of the Serjeant-at-Arms, have been converted to other uses, and even the Lord Chancellor's has been altered almost out of recognition.
The 6ft 4in bachelor, who has worked for Her Majesty for more than 30 years, was recently made her personal Serjeant-at-Arms.
The furore over the Commons police raid on shadow immigration minister Damian Green has put a question mark over the jobs of serjeant-at-arms Jill Pay, numerous Westminster officials and bag-carrier, and even speaker Michael Martin himself.
In a statement to MPs yesterday, he said the police should have had a warrant before being allowed into Parliament by Commons security boss, the Serjeant-at-Arms.
Peter grant peterkin has been told that his contract as Serjeant-at-Arms - one of the most ancient and important offices in the House of Commons - will not be renewed.
Answer: Of course, by the House of Commons Serjeant-at-Arms, who would turn him over to Black Rod, the official responsible for the maintenance of order in the House of Lords, who would keep him in custody in the Tower of London.
A spokeswoman for the serjeant-at-arms, Sir Michael Cummins, said he and Speaker Michael Martin would have the final say on a security shake-up.
If the Serjeant-at-Arms cannot prevent a group of chinless wonders from entering the chamber, then what hope is there that he can defeat the suicide bombers of the new millennium?
A soldier who was educated in the North East is to become the new Serjeant-at-Arms.
She's now made a complaint to the Serjeant-at-Arms, who is investigating the matter.
The Serjeant-at-Arms and his 'men in tights' are responsible for security but last month hunt protesters managed to get past them.
And it was revealed that Serjeant-at-Arms Sir Michael Cummins is to quit over the fiasco.
THE government last night called for a new director of security to be appointed at Westminster, sidelining the serjeant-at-arms.
Other changes Mrs Taylor would like to see include forcing MPs to limit their speeches to ten minutes, the use' of smart cards for voting, suits and ties to replace the tights, cocked hat, buckled shoes and breeches worn by the Serjeant-at-Arms and other officials, the phasing out of the practice of carrying in sick MPs on stretchers to vote, and simplifying how MPs address each other.