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The St. Helena Constitution Order 1988

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Presiding in Legislative Council.

30.—(1) At sittings of the Legislative Council there shall preside–

(a)the Governor; or

(b)at any time when there is a person holding the office of Speaker, the Speaker; or

(c)in the absence of the Governor or, as the case may be, of the Speaker–

(i)such member of the Council as may be elected for that purpose by the Elected Members of the Council;

(ii)in the absence of a member so elected, the seniorEx-officio Member present.

(2) For the purpose of subsection (2) of this section, the Ex-officio Members of the Legislative Council shall have seniority in the order in which their offices are mentioned in section 15(1)(b) of this Constitution.

(3) The Speaker shall be elected by the votes of a majority of the Elected Members of the Legislative Council, but he need not be a member of the Council.

(4) A person shall vacate the office of Speaker–

(a)on dissolution of the Legislative Council;

(b)on any circumstance arising which, if he were an Elected Member of the Legislative Council, would cause him to vacate his seat;

(c)on becoming a member of the Executive Council or any Council Committee;

(d)on the passing, by the votes of a majority of the Elected Members of the Legislative Council, of a motion expressing no confidence in him as Speaker.

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