– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1 March 1950.

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The House met at Half-past Two of the Clock, and, it being the first day of the meeting of this Parliament, pursuant to a Proclamation, SIR FREDERIC WILLIAM METCALFE, K.C.B., Clerk of the House of Commons, EDWARD ABDY FELLOWES, ESQUIRE, C.B., M.C., and DOUGLAS JOHN GORDON, ESQUIRE, Clerks Assistant, attending in the House, and the other Clerks attending according to their duty, the HON. SIR ALBERT EDWARD ALEXANDER NAPIER, K.C.B., Clerk of the Crown in Chancery in Great Britain, delivered to the said SIR FREDERIC WILLIAM METCALFE, K.C.B., a book containing a List of the Names of the Members returned to serve in this Parliament.

Several of the Members repaired to their seats.

Message to attend the Lords Commissioners by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod.

The House went, and a Commission having been read for opening and holding the Parliament, the Lords Commissioners directed the House to proceed to the Election of a Speaker, and to present him Tomorrow at Half-past Two of the Clock in the House of Peers for the Royal Approbation.

The House having returned,