Clerk of the Parliaments retires

Her Majesty the Queen and Sir David Beamish at his investiture ceremony.
07 April 2017

Sir David Beamish, the most senior official in the House of Lords, retires on 15 April 2017.

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park (Conservative), Leader of the House of Lords, is expected to propose a motion in the chamber of the House of Lords to thank Sir David for his service.

Sir David joined the House of Lords in 1974 and was appointed as Clerk of the Parliaments in 2011.

He was knighted in 2017 for his parliamentary service.

Sir David will be succeeded as the most senior official in the House of Lords by Edward Ollard.

About the Clerk of the Parliaments

The Clerk of the Parliaments is the most senior official in the House of Lords. He employs the staff and is responsible for its management, administration and finances. He also has responsibilities in the chamber during business.

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