Speaker news from UK Parliament.
House of Commons recalled on 6 January 2021 at 11.30am
The Speaker of the House of Commons granted a request from the Government to recall the House at 11.30am on 6 January 2021 for the Prime Minister to make a statement providing a Covid-19 update, and for MPs to consider related public health regulations.
04 January 2021
House of Commons recalled on 30 December
The House of Commons is now in recess until 11 January 2021. Throughout 2020 the House Service worked hard to ensure that Parliamentary scrutiny could continue, despite the challenges of the pandemic.
24 December 2020
Read UK Parliament's new children's book celebrating Disability History Month
Read UK Parliament's new children's book celebrating Disability History Month.
18 November 2020
MPs mark Armistice Day in mini-service
Sir Lindsay Hoyle led what is believed to be the first ever mini-service for Armistice Day in the chamber of the House of Commons on Wednesday 11 November.
11 November 2020
Winner of Speaker's 'My Democracy Design' competition announced
The House of Commons has announced the winner of Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle's ‘My Democracy Design’ competition – an exciting art competition to celebrate the Palace of Westminster’s 150th birthday.
06 November 2020
Speakers join parliamentarians and staff ‘to thank our NHS'
The Houses of Parliament was among tens of national landmarks to light up in blue to celebrate the 72nd birthday of the NHS this Saturday
04 July 2020
Speaker outlines new division system
Speaker, Lindsay Hoyle, pass-reader, MPs, Commons
16 June 2020
Speaker backs plan for more MPs to register for proxy vote
The move means those participating in hybrid proceedings can now also vote by proxy.
10 June 2020
Stay home and stay safe, Speaker urges staff
Plans to reopen shops on 15 June had made some parliamentary staff question whether they were also expected back.
09 June 2020
Minute silence in honour of George Floyd
Parliament will hold a minute's silence on Tuesday 9 June at 11am
09 June 2020
Select Committees to continue virtually until 17 September
Select Committees have been holding public meetings via Zoom since a decision of the House on 24 March – the day after the UK went into lockdown.
08 June 2020
Speaker urges ‘vulnerable' MPs to quiz Ministers virtually
The move came after MPs voted on Thursday to allow the return of hybrid proceedings for some Members.
05 June 2020
Speaker outlines new voting measures
There will still be a need for call lists for MPs takng part in urgent questions, statements and questions to Ministers.
01 June 2020
Government requests recall of Parliament
The Speaker writes to MPs to explain why he has accepted the recall request.
28 May 2020
Speaker responds to MPs
'All MPs should be able to have their voices heard in representing their constituents.'
22 May 2020