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Speaker's staff

Once elected, the Speaker appoints a small team of personal staff consisting of:

  • A Speaker's chaplain who reads the prayers at the start of every Commons sitting;
  • A Speaker's counsel who advises the Speaker on legal matters, assists the Chairman of Ways & Means on private bills and advises the Scrutiny Committee on statutory instruments;
  • A Speaker's secretary who runs the Speaker's Office;
  • And two trainbearers, one of whom always accompanies the Speaker on ceremonial occasions, for example during the daily Speaker's procession.

Speaker's procession
30 Oct 08 |  Institution guides

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