Members: Oaths and Affirmations

Leader of the House written question – answered on 1st July 2010.

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Photo of Ian Paisley Jnr Ian Paisley Jnr Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Leader of the House pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for South Antrim of 23 June 2010, Official Report, column 291, what the scope is of the Prime Minister's re-examination of the arrangements for those who have been elected to the House to attend the House without having taken the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance; whether he plans to examine possible revisions to the Oath and Affirmation; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Heath David Heath The Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

Members are required by law to take the Oath or make the Affirmation before taking part in any proceedings of the House. The Government have no plans to change these requirements.

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