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House of Commons Commission Act 2015

Section 3: Commencement, extent and short title

16.Subsections (2) to (4) set out how the Act will come into force.

17.Subsection (2) ensures that the new members of the Commission can be appointed from the day that the Act is passed.

18.Subsection (3) provides that those provisions in the Act not relating to appointments come into force on the day after the last of the parliamentary members have been appointed. The Act comes fully into force on this day.

19.Subsection (4) ensures that members of the Commission who are appointed before the Act comes fully into force may not sit as members of the Commission until all the parliamentary members of the Commission have been appointed. The new Commission will become operational, with the Clerk and Director General joining it, on this day, regardless of whether the two external members have been appointed or not.

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