Louise Haigh – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the House of Commons Commission

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Louise Haigh on 2015-10-23.

To ask the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will review the right of access for the City of London Remembrancer to the Chamber of the House.

Tom Brake

I understand that the Remembrancer is one of some 17 Roll A Parliamentary Agents who work with the promoters of private Bills. Parliamentary Agents are permitted to observe proceedings from the Under Gallery in the Chamber, that is, the visitors’ seats “under the gallery” facing the Speaker, for the purposes of their work. Other visitors may also sometimes sit in the Under Gallery.

Access to the Chamber and its surroundings is not a matter for the Commission.