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Recall of MPs Act 2015

Section 19: Performance of the Speaker’s functions by others

112.Section 19 provides that if a relevant circumstance arises, the Speaker’s functions under the Act are to be performed by the Chairman of Ways and Means or a Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means (subsection (1)). A relevant circumstance arises if the Speaker is unable to perform his or her functions because of absence, illness or for any other reason; the first, second or third recall condition has been met in relation to the Speaker; or there is a vacancy in the office of the Speaker (subsection (2)).

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