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Election of Select Committee Chairs (Notice of Election) (3 Sep 2019)

John Bercow: I must inform the House that Nicky Morgan has given me notice of her resignation as Chair of the Treasury Committee. I declare the Chair vacant. Nominations should be submitted by 12 noon on Tuesday 10 September. Only members of the Conservative party may be candidates in this Select Committee Chair election. The ballot will take place on Wednesday 11 September from 10 am to 1.30 pm.

European Union (Withdrawal) (3 Sep 2019)

John Bercow: I ask the Serjeant at Arms to investigate the delay in the Aye Lobby.

Clean Air (3 Sep 2019)

John Bercow: Order. This is most unfair on the hon. Gentleman, who is raising an important matter. May I please appeal to hon. and right hon. Members who are not as keenly attentive to the contents of the ten-minute rule motion as I would like to be to continue their conversations outside the Chamber? It is only fair that the hon. Gentleman, who has booked his slot, should be heard in speaking up for his...

European Union (Withdrawal) (3 Sep 2019)

John Bercow: I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for his application, which is not entirely a matter of surprise either to Members of the House or large numbers of people outside it. I have heard what he said, I am familiar with his rationale, and I am satisfied that the matter is proper to be discussed under the terms of Standing Order No. 24. Does the right hon. Gentleman have the leave of the...

Education Funding (3 Sep 2019)

John Bercow: Order. A considerable number of right hon. and hon. Members are seeking to catch my eye, but I point out to the House that there is important business of various kinds to follow erelong, and there is, as a result, a premium on brevity from Back and Front Benchers alike. Moreover, unusually, I cannot guarantee that everybody who wishes to take part in the statement will be able to do so.

Leaving the Eu: Preparations (3 Sep 2019)

John Bercow: Order. The hon. Gentleman, who is well in excess of his time, can ask two or three questions, but they need to be in a sentence or two.

G7 Summit (3 Sep 2019)

John Bercow: Order. I want to hear what the Prime Minister has to say in response to the question, and that response must be heard.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kashmir (3 Sep 2019)

John Bercow: Textbook brevity from Dame Cheryl Gillan.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Leaving the EU: Diplomacy (3 Sep 2019)

John Bercow: I will allow the next question—on the grounds that extreme brevity is required.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (3 Sep 2019)

John Bercow: One sentence each, please. There are lots of Members trying to get in.

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.


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