Clerk of the House of Commons

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For the Canadian official, see Clerk of the House of Commons (Canada).
Under Clerk of the Parliaments
To wait upon the Commons
Incumbent
Sir Robert Rogers KCB

since 1 October 2011
Department of the Clerk of the House
Residence Outbuilding, Palace of Westminster
Appointer Elizabeth II
Inaugural holder Robert de Melton
Formation 1363
first permanent appointment

The Clerk of the House of Commons is the chief executive of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and before 1707 of the House of Commons of England. The current Clerk of the House of Commons is Sir Robert Rogers KCB, who succeeded Sir Malcolm Jack KCB on 1 October 2011.[1]

The formal name for the position held by the Clerk of the House of Commons is Under Clerk of the Parliaments.[2] The chief clerk of the House of Lords is the Clerk of the Parliaments.

Until 1 January 2008, when the reforms to the House's governance proposed by the Tebbit Review of management and services of the House were implemented, the Clerk was the head of the Clerk's Department. He remains the principal adviser to the Speaker on the House's privileges and procedures. The Clerk's other responsibilities relate to the conduct of the business of the House and its committees. The Clerk is also accounting officer for the House.

List of Clerks of the House of Commons[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clerk of the House and Chief Executive". parliament.uk. 1 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Parliamentary Corporate Bodies Act 1992, section 2(2): "The individual who for the time being is by letters patent appointed to the office of the Under Clerk of the Parliaments (and who is customarily referred to as the Clerk of the House of Commons) shall be the Corporate Officer of the Commons."

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