Definition of 'commons'
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The backbenchers' rebellion could inflict her first Commons defeat. The Sun (2016)The government's majority in the Commons is slender. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Under a new plan, there will now be another public consultation and Commons committee report. The Sun (2016)I shudder with horror to think about some of the questions which will be raised when this bill enters the Commons. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Labour turned up the heat by raising the matter in the Commons for the first time. The Sun (2015)But the changes were passed by a large Commons majority. The Sun (2015)The bombshell came as the shadow Commons deputy leader defied his boss to speak out. The Sun (2014)It could become a serious problem for a government already running into difficulty over its slender Commons majority. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And what does the chairman of the august Commons select committee on public administration do about all this? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The veteran politician will remain in the cabinet as leader of the Commons before standing down at the next election. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They already appear before Commons committees. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But it would almost certainly force him to call a second election within six months to try and secure a working Commons majority. The Sun (2009)A backbench business committee gives the Commons a little more control over its own agenda. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A government with a clear Commons majority feels that it should be able to get its business through. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The Bill is due to enter the Commons in the spring. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He entered the Commons in a subsequent convenient by-election. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What happens on Commons committees? Times, Sunday Times (2010)He gave them seats at the top table just 18 months after they entered the Commons for the first time. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The PM is refusing to appear before a key Commons committee before the referendum. The Sun (2016)
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