House of Assembly is a name given to the legislature or lower house of a bicameral legislature, in some countries, often at subnational level. A legislature is a type of representative Deliberative assembly with the power to create amend and change Laws The law created by a legislature is called Legislation A lower house is one of two chambers of a Bicameral Legislature, the other chamber being the Upper house. In Government, bicameralism (bi + Latin la ''camera'' chamber is the practice of having two legislative or Parliamentary chambers Thus a bicameral Examples of administrative divisions English terms In many of the following terms corresponding to British cultural influence areas of relatively low mean population
Historically, the House of Assembly in British crown colonies superseded the (usually unelected) Legislative Council as the colonial legislature, as the colony gained more internal responsible government, in some instances becoming the lower house - in Bermuda, it forms the lower house of the bicameral parliament - see House of Assembly of Bermuda. The Kingdom of Great Britain, also known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain, was a State in northwest Europe, in existence from 1707 to 1800 The British Overseas Territories are fourteen territories that are under the Sovereignty of the United Kingdom, but which do not form part of the United Kingdom A Legislative Council is the name given to the legislatures or one of the chambers of the legislature of many nations and colonies Responsible government is a conception of a System of government that embodies the principle of parliamentary accountability which is the foundation of the Westminster Ba (officially The Bermuda Islands or The Somers Isles) is a British overseas territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. In Government, bicameralism (bi + Latin la ''camera'' chamber is the practice of having two legislative or Parliamentary chambers Thus a bicameral The House of Assembly is the lower house of the Parliament of Bermuda.
- Barbados has the oldest House of Assembly in the Commonwealth - see Barbados House of Assembly. Barbados ( Portuguese word for bearded-ones, bɑrˈbeɪdoʊz -dɒs situated just east of the Caribbean Sea, is an independent Island nation The House of Assembly is the Lower house of the Bicameral Parliament of Barbados.
- The Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador call their unicameral provincial legislatures the House of Assembly as a result of the provinces' former status as British crown colonies - see Nova Scotia House of Assembly and Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly. The provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world's second largest country in total area. Nova Scotia (ˌnəʊvəˈskəʊʃə ( Latin for New Scotland; Alba Nuadh Nouvelle-Écosse is a Canadian province located on Canada 's Newfoundland and Labrador (ˈnuːfɨn(dlənd ən(d ˈlæbrəˌdɔr (Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador is a province of Canada, the tenth and latest to join the Confederation The Nova Scotia Legislature, consisting of the Lieutenant Governor (sometimes referred to as the Governor) and the House of Assembly, is the The Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly is one of two components of the General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, the other being the Lieutenant-Governor The Indigenous Peoples of Haida Gwaii also call their legislative body a House of Assembly. The Haida (19th C-early 20th C Indigenous nation of the west coast of North America.
- In the Australian states of South Australia and Tasmania, the House of Assembly is the lower house - see South Australian House of Assembly and Tasmania House of Assembly. The Commonwealth of Australia is made up of 8 states and territories controlled under a federal system of government South Australia is a state of Australia in the southern central part of the country Tasmania is an Australian island and state of the same name It is located south of the eastern side of the Continent, being separated from it by Bass The House of Assembly, or lower house is one of the two chambers of the Parliament of South Australia. The House of Assembly, or lower house is one of the two chambers of the Parliament of Tasmania in Australia
- In South Africa, the House of Assembly, known in Afrikaans as the Volksraad, was the lower house of the whites-only parliament until 1981, when the Senate was abolished. The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa Afrikaans is an Indo-European language, derived from 17th century Dutch and classified as Low Franconian Germanic, mainly spoken in TalkParliament#Screen-size. -->A  parliament is a Legislature, especially in those Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Senate was the Upper house of the Parliament of South Africa between 1910 and 1981 and between 1994 and 1997 Following a new Constitution in 1984, it became one of three Houses of the Tricameral Parliament. A constitution is a system for government often Codified as a written document that establishes the rules and principles of an autonomous political entity Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) The Tricameral Parliament was the name given to the South African Parliament and its structure from 1984 to 1994. Following the end of apartheid and the introduction of a new Constitution in 1994, it was replaced by a National Assembly. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) The National Assembly is either a Legislature, or the Lower house of a Bicameral legislature in some countries
- In Dominica, the House of Assembly is the unicameral legislature, in which the appointed members are called Senators - see House of Assembly of Dominica. The Commonwealth of Dominica, commonly known as Dominica, is an Island nation in the Caribbean Sea. The Unicameral House of Assembly is Dominica 's legislative body
- In Nigeria, the House of Assembly is the name given to each state legislature. Nigeria, officially named the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal Constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and one Federal
- In Zimbabwe, the House of Assembly was the sole parliamentary chamber following the abolition of the country's Senate in 1990, prior to its reinstatement in 2005 - see House of Assembly of Zimbabwe. See also Great Zimbabwe National Monument. For information about the March and June 2008 presidential elections see Zimbabwean presidential election Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The House of Assembly of Zimbabwe is the Lower chamber of the country's Bicameral Parliament.
- In Trinidad and Tobago, the House of Assembly is the legislature of Tobago, which enjoys limited self-government - see Tobago House of Assembly. The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ˈtrɪnɪdæd ən təˈbeɪgoʊ is an archipelagic state in the southern Caribbean, lying northeast of the South American Tobago is the smaller of the two main islands that make up the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The Tobago House of Assembly (THA is the Local government body responsible for the island of Tobago within the twin-island nation of Trinidad
- In Papua New Guinea, the unicameral National Parliament was known as the House of Assembly before independence. Papua New Guinea (or ˈpæpjuːə in Tok Pisin: Papua Niugini) officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania Unicameralism is the practice of having only one legislative or Parliamentary chamber The National Parliament of Papua New Guinea is the unicameral national legislature in Papua New Guinea. The House of Assembly of Papua and New Guinea was the legislature of the territory of Papua and New Guinea from 1964 to 1972
See also Legislative Assembly is the name given in some countries to either a Legislature, or to one of its chambers.
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