[Mr Speaker in the Chair]
Business before questions
The Vice-Chamberlain of the Household reported to the House two messages from Her Majesty the Queen:
I have received your humble Address praying that I should appoint John Rhodes Horam to be an Electoral Commissioner in place of Baroness Browning with effect from 1 March 2012 for the period ending on 30 September 2014. I will comply with your request.
I have received your humble address praying that I should appoint Professor Sir Andrew Likierman to the office of chair of the National Audit Office. I will comply with your request.