Business without Debate — Electoral Commission (Re-appointment of Chairman)

Royal Assent – in the House of Commons at 7:00 pm on 31st October 2012.

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[Relevant document: Fourth Report 2012 from the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission, Re-appointment of the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, HC 611.]

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Order, 16 October, and Standing Order No. 118(6)) ,

That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will re-appoint Jennifer Watson to the office of chairman of the Electoral Commission with effect from 1 January 2013 for the period ending on 31 December 2016.—(Greg Hands .)

Question agreed to.

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Just before I call Grahame M. Morris, may I gently reiterate my exhortation to right hon. and hon. Members who, for whatever reason and quite unaccountably, are leaving the Chamber and do not wish to hear his oration, to do so quickly and quietly, affording him the same courtesy that they would wish to be extended to them in similar circumstances?