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Speaker’s Statement

Volume 669: debated on Friday 20 December 2019

I will now announce the arrangements for the ballot for the election of Deputy Speakers. The ballot will be held in Committee Room 8 from 10 am to 1.30 pm on Wednesday 8 January. Nominations shall be submitted to the Table Office between 10 am and 6 pm on Tuesday 7 January. Nomination forms and the briefing note with more details about the election are available in the Table Office, the super-hub and Vote Office. I hope this is helpful to colleagues.

Adjournment (Christmas)


That this House, at its rising on Friday 20 December 2019, do adjourn until Tuesday 7 January 2020.—(Mr Rees-Mogg.)

Allocation of Select Committee Chairs (Timing)


That the following provisions shall have effect in this Parliament in relation to Standing Order No. 122B (Election of select committee chairs);

(1) In paragraph (3), the reference to “a week” shall be read as “three weeks”; and

(2) In paragraph (5), the reference to “two weeks” shall be read as “four weeks”.—(Mr Rees-Mogg.)