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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Photo of Andrew Miller Andrew Miller Labour, Ellesmere Port and Neston 6:45 pm, 14th February 2000

Is my hon. Friend distinguishing, as I was doing, between "appointed … by the Speaker", which means precisely what it says, and appointed by the House of Commons", as amendment No. 17 suggests, which I think means appointed through the usual channels? Is that the distinction that my hon. Friend is trying to draw?