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House of Commons (Kirkland)
|The Honorable the Commons of the Most Glorious & Holy Empire of Kirkland in Parliament assembled|
|High Speaker||Nathaniel Yates, Labour Party |
since 28th September, 2011
|Majority Leader||Nathaniel Yates, Labour Party|
|Opposition Leader||none, vacant|
|House of Commons political groups||Labour Party (2)|
|House of Commons voting system||Proportional Election|
|Kirk House (official) |
Kirkland Forum (unofficial)
The House of Commons is the lower house of the Kirkish Parliament
The only officer that is dictated by the Constitution is the High Speaker of the House of Commons. This officer is the presiding officer in the Commons and presides over debates and other proceeding in the House Chamber. At the beginning of each new parliamentary term, the Commons elects one of their members to hold the office. If the incumbent officer seeks a new term, then the House may re-elect them merely by passing a motion; otherwise, a secret ballot is held. An officer-elect cannot take office until they have been approved by the Sovereign. The High Speaker presides from a chair at the front of the House Chamber. The officer controls debates by calling on members to speak. If a member believes that a rule (or Standing Order) has been breached, he or she may raise a "point of order", on which the officer makes a ruling that is not subject to any appeal. The officer may discipline members who fail to observe the rules of the Parliament.
The Serjeant-at-Arms is responsible for maintaining order in the House Chamber. It is the Serjeant-at-Arms duty to carry the ceremonial Mace, a symbol of the authority of the Crown, into the House Chamber each day. the Mace is laid upon the Table of the Parliament during sittings.
Debates are highly organized and regimented. Each Lord addresses the Lord Chancellor directly ("Mr/Mrs. Lord Chancellor) in all debate never directly addressing any colleagues in any but the third person. Debates are not allowed to turn into personal attacks of any sort. Only one person is allowed to speak at any particular time and no one is allowed to shout or interrupt the current speaker. However, silent showings of support, like standing up during or after a comment or speech, are allowed as they are not disruptive to the debate.
All MPs wear business-formal clothes while in the House Chamber. Anyone found to break the dress code is not allowed into the House Chamber.
|Labour Party||Nathaniel Yates||center-left|
This is a list of all the High Speakers that have served.
|Nathaniel Yates||28 September 2011 – Present||Labour Party|