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How are Parliamentarians supported by officials of the House?

Post by: 09/05/2018 0 comments 266 views

This video is a summary of the ways and mechanisms through which parliamentarians are aided by the House of Commons Officials.

Video Information

This video covers:

  • The clerks in the House of Commons give advice to MP’s while in session.
  • These clerks aren’t civil servants, but are instead servants of Parliament.
  • This independence from ministerial control is a central aspect to their roles and duties.
Information for Teachers

Teachers can use this video as an introductory tool for students, at the start of a lesson, or as a summary at the end.

The video provides a sound summary of main topic areas and covers key points, including:

  • The safeguards for support within the House of Commons.
  • The independence of this support from the Government.
Credits

With thanks to

  • Baron Lisvane (Robert Rogers)

Image – Lord Speaker Address (UK Parliament-Roger Harris)

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