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New role for Speaker’s Chaplain strengthens Parliament and Abbey links
The Speaker of the House of Commons has welcomed the appointment of his Chaplain – Revd Tricia Hillas – as a Canon of Westminster. The move reunites the two historic roles and reinforces the warm relationship between Parliament and Westminster Abbey
26 April 2021
Speaker celebrates St George’s Day flag raising on coronation anniversary
Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle oversaw the raising of the flag for St George’s Day, at Parliament’s main entrance in New Palace Yard.
23 April 2021
Commons Speaker meets with the Georgian ambassador
Sir Lindsay Hoyle arranged the meeting with Sophie Katsarava MBE as part of his Speaker-led UK parliamentary diplomacy to establish enduring ties between countries and parliamentarians.
23 April 2021
Speaker's statement on the death of Hon. Emilia Monjowa Lifaka, MP
Speaker's statement on the death of Hon. Emilia Monjowa Lifaka, MP, Chair of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
21 April 2021
Speaker statement on the result of the Lord Speaker election
Statement from Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons, following the election of John McFall - Lord McFall of Alcluith - as the new Lord Speaker.
21 April 2021
UK and Canadian Speakers host transatlantic Q&A
Parliamentary interns had the chance to quiz not one, but two Speakers of the House of Commons during a virtual meeting to discuss how democracies had responded to Covid
19 April 2021
HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Speaker and Lord Speaker offer condolences to the Royal Family
12 April 2021
House of Commons tributes to HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Members meet to pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh and to agree a Humble Address expressing deepest sympathies to Her Majesty the Queen
09 April 2021
UK Parliament holds minute’s silence for National Day of Reflection
On 23 March, the Speakers of both Houses of Parliament led a minute’s silence to mark the anniversary of the first lockdown
23 March 2021
Memorial service to commemorate PC Keith Palmer, GM
Parliament marks the fourth anniversary of the death of PC Keith Palmer, who was murdered during a terrorist attack in Westminster on 22 March 2017
22 March 2021
Speaker raises first flag to the British Overseas Territories
The British Overseas Territory of Monserrat is being celebrated by the Speaker of the House of Commons with the raising of the country’s flag in New Palace Yard.
17 March 2021
Speaker Hoyle tells German Ambassador: Our ties extend beyond Brexit
In a virtual meeting Sir Lindsay Hoyle said he was determined good relations between the two nations should continue.
10 March 2021
Speaker Hoyle marks historic first by raising flags in the House
The Union flag is flying from a new position in the House of Commons for the first time – on Commonwealth Day.
08 March 2021
Speaker Hoyle hails new parliamentary broadcasting hub with BSL interpreters
On Tuesday 2 March the Speaker of the House of Commons officially opened the new state of the art home of the Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit (PBU)
03 March 2021
Speaker Hoyle pledges to share security tips with counterparts across the globe
The Speaker of the House of Commons says his ambition is to make the UK Parliament the safest in the world.
02 March 2021