Mr Speaker has received a letter from Tom Tugendhat indicating that he wishes to resign from the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee. Mr Speaker has therefore declared the Chair vacant. Nominations for the election of a new Chair will close at 12 pm on Tuesday 20 September. If there is more than one candidate, the ballot will be held on Wednesday 21 September. In accordance with the order of the House of 16 January 2020, only Members of the Conservative party may be candidates. Nomination forms and further information about arrangements for the election will be made available in the coming days.
Deputy Speaker’s Statement
Volume 719: debated on Wednesday 7 September 2022