On returning from hearing the Commission read1, the members of the House of Commons immediately proceed to choose a Speaker, the mace lying beneath the table of the House. The chair is taken by that member, present in the House and not being a Minister of the Crown, who has served for the longest period continuously as a member of the House (known as the Father of the House)2.
If the former Speaker has been re-elected to the House, the occupant of the chair ascertains whether the former Speaker is willing to be chosen as Speaker and, the former Speaker
**Trials are provided to all LexisPSL and LexisLibrary content, excluding Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance, subscription packages are tailored to your specific needs. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and millions of others like it, sign-in to LexisLibrary or register for a free trial.
EXISTING USER? SIGN IN
TAKE A FREE TRIAL
0330 161 1234