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House of Assembly is a name given to the legislature or lower house of a bicameral parliament. In some countries this may be at a subnational level.

Historically, in British crown colonies as the colony gained more internal responsible government, the House of Assembly superseded the (usually unelected) Legislative Council as the colonial legislature, often becoming the lower house.

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List of Houses of AssemblyEdit

ExtantEdit

NationalEdit

Country Body Type Established Notes
  Anguilla House of Assembly Unicameral
  Bahamas House of Assembly Unicameral 1729
  Barbados House of Assembly Lower House 1639 1639
  Bermuda House of Assembly Lower House 1620 Bicameral since 1968
  British Virgin Islands House of Assembly Unicameral 1773
  Dominica House of Assembly Unicameral
  Kiribati House of Assembly Unicameral 1979
  Saint Lucia House of Assembly Lower House
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines House of Assembly Unicameral
  Swaziland House of Assembly Lower House
  Turks and Caicos House of Assembly Unicameral 2006
  Zimbabwe House of Assembly Lower House 1965

Sub-nationalEdit

Country Region Body Type Established Notes
  Australia South Australia House of Assembly Lower House 1857
  Australia Tasmania House of Assembly Lower House 1857
  Canada Nova Scotia House of Assembly Unicameral 1758 Lower House until 1928
  Canada Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly Unicameral 1832 Lower House until 1934
  Nigeria Kano State House of Assembly Unicameral
  Nigeria Lagos State House of Assembly Unicameral 1979
  Nigeria Oyo State House of Assembly Unicameral 1976
  Nigeria Ondo State House of Assembly Unicameral 1976
  Nigeria Rivers State House of Assembly Unicameral 1979
  Trinidad and Tobago Tobago House of Assembly Unicameral 1980

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Country Body Type Established Disestablished Notes
  Cape Colony House of Assembly Lower House 1853 1910
  Gibraltar House of Assembly Unicameral 1969 2006
  Jamaica House of Assembly Unicameral 1664 1865
  Papua New Guinea House of Assembly Unicameral 1964 1975
  South Africa House of Assembly Lower House 1910 1994 Lower House until 1981, unicameral 1981–84, White house in the Tricameral Parliament 1984–94

Sub-nationalEdit

Country Region Body Type Established Disestablished Notes
  Australia Australian Capital Territory House of Assembly Unicameral 1979 1986

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