Technical terminology

I was looking at some Bills on the Parliament website, and I wanted to find out more info about what some of the stages abbreviations meant. So I clicked on the link to take me to this page.

And I was delighted to learn that ‘ping pong’ is a proper term, when discussing the progress of legislation through Parliament.

PP – Ping Pong, where the bill passes back and forth between the two Houses debating amendments to the bill

  • L – Commons’ Amendments considered in the House of Lords
  • C – Lords’ Amendments considered in the House of Commons

Brilliant -the mental images of members of the House of Lords and House of Commons playing Ping Pong in Parliament will keep me amused all day!! 🙂
Off to have flashbacks to Pong now!

Worth waiting for!

I’ll definitely be having a good look at the online archive of the proceedings of the Scottish Parliament, from the first surviving act of 1235 to its dissolution in 1707.

It’s been a huge amount of work (11 years), and looks very impressive! I used to like reading the 19th century reprints of the Acts which this work replaces, so this should make things a bit easier!

Even found a few mentions of my family name…and attempts by a widow sharing my surname to be paid the money her husband was due fromt he Army, back in 1649. She got it 😉

Records of the Parliament of Scotland to 1707.