Business and Planning Bill

– in the House of Commons at 7:48 pm on 29th June 2020.

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Considered in Committee (Order, this day)

[Dame Eleanor Laing in the Chair]

Photo of Eleanor Laing Eleanor Laing Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means

I should explain that, in these exceptional circumstances, although the Chair of the Committee would normally sit in the Clerk’s Chair during Committee stage, in order to comply with social distancing requirements I will remain in the Speaker’s Chair, although I will be carrying out the role not of Deputy Speaker but of Chairman of the Committee. The occupant of the Chair during the Committee should be addressed as the Chair of the Committee, rather than as Deputy Speaker.