The Speaker's Committee

Part of Orders of the Day — Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:45 pm on 14th February 2000.

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The Second Deputy Chairman:

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 18, in schedule 2, page 102, leave out lines 17 to 21.

No. 19, in page 102, leave out lines 34 to 40 and insert— '3.(1) The Speaker of the House of Commons shall be the chairman of the Speaker's Committee.(2) The Committee may appoint a member of the Committee to act as Chairman at any meeting of the Committee in the absence of the Speaker.(3) In the case of a vote being taken in the Committee and the result being a tie, the Chairman of the Committee for the time being shall have the casting vote.'.