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House of Commons Commission

The House of Commons Commission was set up in 1978 and has overall responsibility for the appointment and terms of employment of all staff in the departments of the House.

It consists of the Speaker (as Chair), the leader of the House, a member nominated by the leader of the opposition, and three backbenchers - in practice one from the government side, one from the main opposition party and one from another party.

The Commission makes an annual report to the House.




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