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John Bercow

Speaker MP for Buckingham (1 May 1997 – current)

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Summer Adjournment (25 Jul 2019)

John Bercow: If the clock was not functioning, it must have been because it was smiling on the hon. Member for Southend West (Sir David Amess), perhaps because it approves of his views on Southend city status. Who knows?

Speaker’S Statement: Points of Order (25 Jul 2019)

John Bercow: Yes, indeed. I will come to the hon. Gentleman, but I want to save him up; I do not want to squander him at too early a stage in our proceedings, so we will keep him on ice and come first to the point of order from Jenny Chapman.

Speaker’S Statement (25 Jul 2019)

John Bercow: Before we proceed with the next business, let me just say that, following the appointment of the right hon. Member for Loughborough (Nicky Morgan) to the Cabinet, I am expecting there to be a vacancy for the Chair of the Treasury Committee, a matter to which, if memory serves me correctly, the hon. Member for Wycombe (Mr Baker) referred much earlier in our proceedings. I shall announce the...

Priorities for Government (25 Jul 2019)

John Bercow: Order. I indicated that people would not shout down the Prime Minister. Precisely the same applies to the Leader of the Opposition. Don’t try it: you are wasting your vocal cords and, above all, it won’t work. The right hon. Gentleman will be heard and these exchanges will take as long as they will take, whatever other appointments people might have. The right hon. Gentleman will be...

Speaker’S Statement: Business of the House (25 Jul 2019)

John Bercow: There are, of course, Greek antecedents of the word “archaic”—a concept and fact with which the Leader of the House himself will be closely familiar. However, I think I can say, without fear of contradiction and for the avoidance of doubt, that the word “archaic” as it is now spelt originated in the 19th century, and in France. By the standards of the Leader of the House, it is...

Speaker’S Statement (25 Jul 2019)

John Bercow: Order. Just before we come to the business question, I am sure that all right hon. and hon. Members will join me in expressing thanks to Paul Evans CBE, currently the Clerk of Committees, who will retire at the end of August. Paul joined the House service in 1981 and has served in roles including Clerk of the Defence Committee and Head of the Table Office. In his current position, he has...

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Behaviour on Social Media (25 Jul 2019)

John Bercow: I am very grateful to the right hon. Lady. I am bound to say to her that I do not read the organ in question and therefore I am not familiar with that piece. I have no idea about it and frankly have absolutely no interest in it whatsoever. I know the Rev. Rose extremely well. She has proved to be a magnificent and enormously popular servant of this House. She will be a wonderful bishop....

Petition - Road Safety Outside Wingate Primary School: Water Safety and Life-saving Equipment (24 Jul 2019)

John Bercow: Has the Minister concluded her oration?

Petition - Ceasefire in Yemen (24 Jul 2019)

John Bercow: It is very good to observe that the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) has beetled back into the Chamber. I am bound to say that I felt almost discombobulated by his temporary absence. I am fortified by his return, as will be the House, which will now hear him present his petition on the same important matter.

Royal Assent (24 Jul 2019)

John Bercow: I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc.) Act 2019 National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Act 2019 Wild Animals in Circuses Act 2019.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: No Deal (24 Jul 2019)

John Bercow: I call Angela Crawley. She is not here.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: No Deal (24 Jul 2019)

John Bercow: Finally, and briefly, Anna Soubry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Jul 2019)

John Bercow: I call Glyn Davies.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Jul 2019)

John Bercow: Ah yes, a singular denizen of the House: Sir John Hayes.

Bills Presented: Asylum Seekers (Accommodation Eviction Procedures) Bill (23 Jul 2019)

John Bercow: Suggestive of a busy “tomorrow”—we shall await the development of events. Meanwhile, we have an item of considerable parliamentary excitement, namely the ten-minute rule motion, which the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton) has been patiently waiting to move.

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (23 Jul 2019)

John Bercow: Two hon. Members who are standing have not been heard this morning.

Point of Order: Serjeant at Arms (22 Jul 2019)

John Bercow: Before I put the Question, I want to take the opportunity to say how grateful I am to all colleagues for what they have said on this occasion by way of tribute to Kamal El-Hajji. It rather reinforces a very deep and long-held sense that I have had about our Serjeant, which is that, among all sorts of other positive characteristics, he has excellent interpersonal skills and is extremely...

Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) Bill (22 Jul 2019)

John Bercow: I call the hon. Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Rishi Sunak), the Minister in a hurry, to move the Third Reading of the Bill. He may be a Minister in a hurry in more ways than one—I know not—but, as always, he is a happy and positive-looking Minister.

Point of Order (22 Jul 2019)

John Bercow: I am not aware of any such intention. My understanding is that there will be statutory instruments tomorrow but not, to the best of my knowledge and recollection, on this subject. The Clerk at the Table is swivelling around, which is sometimes testament to his desire to vouchsafe valued advice, but he has re-swivelled, which suggests that, in fact, he has no such desire at this stage. In all...

Universal Credit: Managed Migration (22 Jul 2019)

John Bercow: I am very glad that the right hon. Member for South Holland and The Deepings (Sir John Hayes) has reconsidered his decision to beetle—or, in his case, perhaps to stroll—out of the Chamber, because I note that even as we deliberate on the most serious and solemn matters, not only has he been seated like a dignified Buddha but he has demonstrated that his penchant for alliteration never ceases.

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