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Updated rules of behaviour and courtesies guide available
An updated version of the ‘Rules of behaviour and courtesies in the House of Commons' leaflet has been issued by the Speaker and the Deputy Speakers
03 September 2021
House of Commons recalled on Wednesday 18 August
The Speaker of the House of Commons granted a request from the Government to recall the House of Commons at 9.30am on Wednesday 18 August in relation to the situation in Afghanistan
15 August 2021
‘Anglophile’ Monaco ambassador tells UK Speaker: We love the British
British people living in Monaco are highly thought of by the local population, its ambassador told Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle.
21 July 2021
UK and French Speakers look ahead to G7 Speakers’ conference
The Speaker of the House of Commons has offered his opposite number in France "a lovely Lancashire welcome" when he attends the G7 Speakers’ conference later this year
20 July 2021
UK Speaker hosts inaugural meeting with British Overseas Territories
The Speaker of the House of Commons crossed six time zones to hold the first ever Speaker-led meeting of the British Overseas Territories (BOTs)
16 July 2021
Speaker hails Tokyo Olympics during meeting with Japan ambassador
The Tokyo Olympics will give "a boost to the world" during the pandemic, the Speaker of the House of Commons told Japan’s ambassador to the UK
15 July 2021
Iceland becomes first European country to lift Covid restrictions, Speaker told
His Excellency Sturla Sigurjónsson said requirements to wear a mask, respect social distancing and have low-number gatherings were brought to an end on 26 June.
13 July 2021
Speaker welcomes Prime Minister of Montenegro
Montenegro wants to work on strengthening political dialogue with the UK, its Prime Minister told the Speaker of the House of Commons
09 July 2021
Latvia’s ambassador hails 100 years of friendship with the UK
The first meeting between the Latvian ambassador to the UK and the Speaker of the House of Commons came with a special message of thanks
08 July 2021
Parliament celebrates three national holidays
The flags of two British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean - and a British Crown Dependency a little closer to home - are flying proudly at the main entrance to Parliament to celebrate their national days
06 July 2021
Animal-loving Speaker fights off urge to adopt Battersea’s rescue pets
Three ginger kittens found on a building site broke the heart of Westminster's biggest animal lover – the Speaker of the House of Commons
02 July 2021
Gibraltar gifts flag to Speaker of the House of Commons
The people of Gibraltar will be "greatly reassured" by the flying of its national flag at Parliament’s main entrance later this year, the Rock’s UK Representative has said
01 July 2021
Speaker thanks right-hand man for 52 years of public service
A former soldier who served in the first Gulf War took part in his last Speaker’s procession before retiring from the House of Commons after 28 years' service
30 June 2021
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