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What is the role of the Speakers?

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This video is a summary of the duties and roles of the Speakers for the House of Commons and Lords.

Video Information

This video covers:

  • The Speaker of the House of Commons keeps order and gives procedural advice..
  • The Speaker of the House of Commons can cast a deciding vote if there is a legislative tie.
  • Both Speakers are elected and are first and foremost servants of Parliament..
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 roles and duties of the Speakers of both Houses.
  • The fundamental servitude to Parliament in both of these roles.
Credits

With thanks to

  • John Bercow MP
  • Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP
  • Baroness Boothroyd
  • Baroness Smith
  • Baroness D’Souza

Image – House of Commons Speaker (UK Parliament-Catherine Bebbington)

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