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sergeant at arms

(formerly) an officer who served a monarch or noble, esp as an armed attendant
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I regret that a consent form was then signed by the Serjeant at Arms without consulting the Clerk of the House," Mr Martin said.
Commons Speaker Michael Martin faced criticism and a call to quit yesterday after he expressed "regret" that the search had been authorised by the Serjeant at Arms without his express permission.
Leader of the House Harriet Harman declined last night to openly express confidence in the Speaker or Serjeant at Arms Jill Pay, who consented to the raid.
And in a letter to MPs, the Serjeant at Arms, Peter Grant Peterkin, said that the Royal Mail Group cannot be certain of winning the contract as their initial bid was not meeting 'minimum requirement'.
His comments put a big question mark over the future role of the ancient office of the Serjeant at Arms.
Gerrard at first pleaded ill health, but when the Serjeant at Arms was sent to find him, he changed his lodgings and went into hiding.
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Commons Serjeant at Arms Lawrence Ward walked out amid MPs' fears there is a "spy in their midst", it was reported.
This was a breach of the filming rules for House of Commons Committee Rooms, and will be investigated by the Serjeant at Arms," a spokesman said.
The e-mail from the senior Commons official responsible for security, the Serjeant at Arms Jill Pay, and her counterpart in the Lords, the acting Black Rod Ted Lloyd-Jukes, said the plan had been drawn up in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).
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MPs reacted with fury, challenging the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary, calling to account the most senior police officers in the land and pushing the Commons Speaker and Serjeant at Arms towards resignation.