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Speaker’s Statement

Volume 549: debated on Thursday 6 September 2012

I thank the Leader of the House and other colleagues. Before I call the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to make his statement, I myself have a brief statement to make.

Mr Greg Knight has written to me in accordance with Standing Order No. 122C giving notice of his wish to resign from the Chair of the Procedure Committee. I therefore declare the Chair vacant. The following will be the arrangements for electing a new Chair of the Procedure Committee. Nominations should be submitted in the Lower Table Office by 12 noon on Tuesday 16 October. Following the House’s decision of 26 May 2010, only members of the Conservative party may be candidates in this election. If there is more than one candidate, the ballot will take place on Wednesday 17 October from 11 am to 1 pm, in a Committee Room to be announced. A briefing note with more details about the election will be made available to Members and published on the intranet.