Department for Education

Part of Estimates Day – in the House of Commons at 5:30 pm on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of John Bercow John Bercow Speaker of the House of Commons, Chair, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, Chair, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, Chair, Commons Reference Group on Representation and Inclusion Committee 5:30 pm, 3rd July 2018

It would be churlish not to mention it at this point in our proceedings, so I will mention that today represents a very special birthday for Stephen Pound, who is himself a distinguished alumnus of the Hertford Grammar School and other educational institutions. I predict only with modest confidence that, as he has now served 21 years in the House, he might have reached the mid-point of his parliamentary career.