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Tuesday 28 October 2014


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Committee of the whole House


Recall of MPs Bill


The Deputy Prime Minister


Clause  19,  page  13,  line  3,  after “person” insert “who is, if a relevant circumstance




Member’s explanatory statement


This amendment and amendments 51 and 52 remove a potential ambiguity in clause 19(1).


The Deputy Prime Minister


Clause  19,  page  13,  line  4,  leave out from “functions”)” to end of line 7 and




“( )    

For the purposes of this section, a “relevant circumstance” arises if—



the Speaker is unable to perform the Speaker’s functions because of


absence, illness or for any other reason, or



there is a vacancy in the office of the Speaker.”


The Deputy Prime Minister


Clause  19,  page  13,  line  11,  leave out subsection (3) and insert—



If a relevant circumstance arises and no appointment under subsection (1) is in


force, the Speaker’s functions are to be performed by the Chairman of Ways and


Means or a Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means.”



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