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Royal Approbation | Speaker of the House of Commons | House of Lords

November 7, 2019


The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes
Park) (Con) My Lords, I beg to acquaint the House that
a Commission has been issued under the Great Seal to several Lords therein named authorising
the said Lords to declare in the name and on behalf of Her Majesty Her Majesty’s Approbation
of the choice of the Commons of the right honourable Sir Lindsay Hoyle to be their Speaker. The Lord Chancellor Let the Commons know that the Lords Commissioners
desire their immediate attendance in this House to hear the Commission read. The Speaker of the House of Commons (Sir Lindsay Hoyle) My Lords, I have to acquaint your Lordships
that Her Majesty’s faithful Commons, in obedience to the Royal Command, have, in the
exercise of their undoubted rights and privileges, proceeded to the election of a Speaker, and
that their choice has fallen on me. I therefore present myself at your Lordships’ Bar and
submit myself with all humility for Her Majesty’s gracious Approbation. The Lord Chancellor My Lords and Members of the House of Commons,
it not being convenient to Her Majesty to be personally present here at this time, a
Commission has been issued under the Great Seal, commanding us and several other Lords
therein named to notify and declare Her Majesty’s Approbation of the choice of Her faithful
Commons of Sir Lindsay Hoyle to be their Speaker, which Commission you will now hear read. Reading Clerk Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God of
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories
Queen Head of the Commonwealth Defender of the Faith To all to whom these Presents shall
come Greeting Whereas We did lately for divers difficult and pressing affairs concerning
Us the state and defence of Our United Kingdom and the Church ordain this Our present Parliament
to begin and be holden at Our City of Westminster the thirteenth day of June in the sixty-sixth
year of Our Reign on which day Our said Parliament was begun and holden and is there now holden
And Whereas We have been informed that the Lower House of Our said Parliament have lately
made choice of Our beloved and faithful Rt Hon Sir Lindsay Harvey Hoyle Knight, in the
room of Our beloved and faithful John Simon Bercow Esquire to be Speaker of the said Lower
House of Our said Parliament of which choice We are graciously pleased to approve and to
allow and confirm the same And forasmuch as for divers causes and considerations We cannot
conveniently at this time be present in Our Royal Person in Our said Parliament Know Ye
that We trusting in the fidelity and care of the Most Reverend Father in God and Our
faithful Counsellor Justin Portal Archbishop of Canterbury Primate of All England and Metropolitan
Our well beloved and faithful Counsellors Robert James Buckland Chancellor of Great
Britain, Natalie Jessica Baroness Evans of Bowes Park, Navnit Lord Dholakia, Igor Lord
Judge, Angela Evans Baroness Smith of Basildon and other Lords of Our Privy Council by the
tenor of these Presents do give and grant to them or any three or more of them full
power in Our name to declare and notify Our Royal Approbation of the choice of the said
Lindsay Harvey Hoyle to be Speaker of the said Lower House of Our said Parliament and
to allow and confirm the said Lindsay Harvey Hoyle to be Speaker of the said Lower House
and to do all things in Our said Parliament that may be necessary for declaring Our said
Royal Approbation allowance and confirmation of the said Lindsay Harvey Hoyle to be Speaker
of the said Lower House of Our said Parliament In Witness whereof We have caused these Our
Letters to be made Patent Witness Ourself at Westminster the fourth day of November
in the sixty-eighth year of Our Reign by The Queen herself signed with her own hand. The Lord Chancellor Sir Lindsay, we have it in command from Her
Majesty to declare Her Majesty’s entire confidence in your talents, diligence and
sufficiency to fulfil the important duties of the high office of Speaker of the House
of Commons to which you have been chosen by that House, and in obedience to the Commission
which has been read and by virtue of the authority therein contained, we do declare Her Majesty’s
royal allowance and confirmation of you, Sir, as Speaker of the House of Commons. The Speaker of the House of Commons My Lords, I submit myself with all humility
and gratitude to Her Majesty’s royal will and pleasure. I pray that if, in the discharge
of my duties and in the maintenance of the rights and privileges of the Commons House
of Parliament, I should inadvertently fall into error, it may be imputed to me alone
and not to Her Majesty’s faithful Commons.

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  1. The House of Lords has so many traditions and protocols its so hard to tell who is who and who is in charge let alone what they do.

  2. Congratulations once again Sir Lindsay Hoyle for becoming the new Speaker. All the best to you sir 🙂 . By the way. I wished the Brexit process could be this civilized and orderly. Ha! Wishful thinking 😀

  3. Love that the wigs continue to be used on ceremonial occasions esp. The Lord Chancellor with the wig and the tri corn hat too!

  4. One can say many things about this house and the other house, but one thing you may never deny and that is that they respect tradition. And in many aspects this is a charming part of the UK for us from other countries.

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