Members of the House of Commons are under a constitutional obligation to attend the sittings of the House, although their attendance is not enforced and no official record is kept of it1. No member is entitled as of right to any particular seat in the House, but, by the custom and usage of the House, the front bench on the right of the Speaker's chair, which is known as the Treasury Bench, is always occupied by the members of the government, and the front bench on the opposite side of the table by the leading members of the official
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