Points of Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:23 pm on 18th May 2022.

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Photo of Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East 1:23 pm, 18th May 2022

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Although we do not yet know how many candidates there will be for the election of the Chairman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, because the nominations close next Tuesday, we know that it will be a contested election and that it will take place next Wednesday. I have received various missives from colleagues who say that they will be away on parliamentary business next Wednesday. Although this is a matter for the House, how can we facilitate the participation in that ballot of Members who will be missing, through a proxy vote or some other voting system?