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SERGEANT AT ARMS, An officer appointed by a legislative body, whose duties are to enforce the orders given by such bodies, generally under the warrant of its presiding officer.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The office of the Serjeant at Arms -- the post is currently held by Sir Michael Cummins -- has responsibility for security in the Commons, but also additional duties.
A Labour MP squealed to the Serjeant at Arms. And Hamilton and crowd were thrown off.
Commons Serjeant at Arms Lawrence Ward walked out amid MPs' fears there is a "spy in their midst", it was reported.
A court coat and waistcoat for an Assistant Secretary cost PS3,050, while a skirt for the Assistant Serjeant at Arms was PS541.67.
Serjeant at Arms Lawrence Ward - who is responsible for security and keeping order in the Commons - con-firmed that the Independent MP was arrested after a disturbance and would be subject to an indefinite alcohol ban in parliamentary bars.
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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Strictly, security at Westminster is the responsibility of its top officials, the Serjeant at Arms and Black Rod.
Deputy Serjeant at Arms Moir Morton, one of the few people around not to fall victim to Shilpamania, threatened to report Vaz to the Speaker over the upheaval.
Liberal Democrats in Gateshead lodged a complaint with the Serjeant at Arms, the Parliamentary Officer who deals with services and facilities in the house, after Labour's Blaydon MP sent what they saw as a party political mailing to members.
The Serjeant at Arms has ordered an inquiry into how the Despatch Box came to be defaced and security for the Chamber is under urgent review.
Dr Kumar handed his letter over to the Commons Serjeant at Arms, who is responsible for security and the safety of MPs.