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Speakership of the House - First Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 18 November 2003.


Terms of Reference





The Office of Speaker

Functions within the Chamber

Private Notice Questions

Question Time

Other functions as guardian of the Companion

Committees of the whole House

Communication within the Chamber


Functions outside the Chamber

Ceremonial role

Representing the House abroad

Receiving and entertaining overseas dignitaries

Providing guidance to Members


Miscellaneous statutory functions

Appointment or Election


Salary and pension

Staff support and office accommodation

Appendix 1 List of those who gave evidence

Appendix 2 Amendments to Standing Orders

Extract from the Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report


The Rt Hon. Lord Falconer of Thoroton, the Rt Hon. Lord Williams of Mostyn, and the Rt Hon. Lord Grocott

Oral evidence, 15 September 2003

The Rt Hon. Baroness Boothroyd

Oral evidence, 15 October 2003

The Rt Hon. Lord Weatherill

Oral evidence, 15 October 2003

The Rt Hon. Lord Strathclyde

Oral evidence, 20 October 2003

The Rt Hon. Baroness Williams of Crosby and the Lord Roper

Oral evidence, 20 October 2003

The Lord Craig of Radley

Oral evidence, 20 October 2003

The Lord Brabazon of Tara

Memorandum on the post of Chairman of Committees

Oral evidence, 3 November 2003

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