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Jones, Gerald

Gerald Jones, Labour MP for Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney

Newlands, Gavin

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley & Renfrewshire North

George Kerevan

George Kerevan, SNP MP for East Lothian

Robinson, Gavin

Gavin Robinson, DUP MP for Belfast East

Gay Marriage

'Gay marriage' is a term used for marriage between two people of the same sex.

GCSEs

What are GCSEs? GCSE stands for General Certificate of Secondary Education. GCSE examinations are taken by most pupils at the end of compulsory school education (year 11)in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. GCSE provides a uniform framework for assessment, with all candidates in all subjects graded from A* to G (with U being the result...

Government Bills (Lords)

Government Bills are Public Bills that are introduced by Government Ministers. They have normally been mentioned in the Queen's Speech for the Session in which they are introduced, but they do not have to have been. They are the Government's chief means of implementing policy and of seeking Parliamentary approval for so doing.

Green Paper

Green Papers are consultative papers on the options that the Government has determined are available to it in a certain policy area, sometimes including suggestions for legislation. They tend to be drawn rather widely and may equivocate on government preferences. Green Papers are drafted by civil servants with Ministers. The Government formally seeks views on...

Government Bills (Commons)

Government Bills are Public Bills that are introduced by Government Ministers. They have normally been mentioned in the Queen's Speech for the Session in which they are introduced, but they do not have to have been. They are the Government's chief means of implementing policy and of seeking Parliamentary approval for so doing.

Green party

The Green party is enjoying a new era, with its first MP making a real impact in parliament. Leader Caroline Lucas was elected as the MP for Brighton Pavilion in the 2010 general election. She has made an impressive start to her parliamentary career, winning respect from other MPs who usually listen courteously to her...

Gulf War Syndrome

'Gulf War Syndrome' is the phrase coined by the media to describe the unattributable illnesses showing in veterans of the Persian Gulf War against Iraq in 1990.

Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a small British Dependent Territory, connected to southern Spain by a narrow strip of land, which has been regarded as important throughout history because of its crucial strategic position as one of the 'Pillars of Hercules' that stands at the Mediterranean's opening into the Atlantic.

GM crop trials

Genetically modified crops are plants in which genes are altered in the laboratory to make them perform in a very specific way, such as not being harmed by certain herbicides.

Gun Crime

Unlike in America, there is little debate between pro-gun control and pro-gun ownership lobbies in the UK. There is general public consensus against ownership of handguns, which is enforced under strict legislation. Guns for sport are more readily accepted, but are controlled by a strict licensing regime.

Green Belt

What is the Green Belt? A Green Belt is an area of land protected from development. Green Belt land surrounds cities and towns to inhibit ‘urban sprawl’, prevent neighbouring towns merging into one another, preserve the countryside and the setting and character of historic towns, and assist in urban regeneration by promoting ‘brownfield’ development (development...

Grammar Schools

What are grammar schools? Grammar schools are state secondary schools, which select their pupils by means of an examination taken by children at age 11, known as the "11 Plus". Pupils who pass the exam go to the local grammar school, while pupils who do not go to the local "secondary modern school". Most parts...

Henderson, Gordon

Gordon Henderson, Conservative MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey

Shapps, Grant

Grant Shapps, Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield

Gisela Stuart

Gisela Stuart, Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston