746. Guardian of the privileges of the House.

As the guardian of the privileges of the House of Commons, the Speaker, immediately after the confirmation of his election has been announced to him by the Lords Commissioners, demands from the Crown the rights and privileges of the Commons, and, throughout the duration of the Parliament, is responsible for the preservation of the dignity, the maintenance of the privileges and the due enforcement of the rights of the House of Commons. To the Speaker, therefore, belongs the duty of executing all the orders of the House, and accordingly he issues warrants for the committal of persons who have