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Specific changes to the operation of the prosecution system should be made, a committee of MPs has said.
A former leader of the Liberal Democrats is to chair a new committee to look at the House of Commons procedures in the wake of the raid on the office of Tory MP by the Metropolitan police.
A committee of MPs has said that unless there are changes to sentencing guidelines there will continue to be a lack of confidence in the criminal justice system.
John Bercow was elected Speaker of the House of Commons yesterday. In his first words to the House from the Speaker’s chair he pledged to be impartial and paid tribute to his wife and family.
Buckingham MP John Bercow has been elected Speaker of the House of Commons on the third ballot.
The MP with the longest continuous service will have a unique role in the election of a new Speaker this afteroon.
Ten MPs have secured enough support to stand in the election for Speaker this afternoon.
MPs will elect a new Speaker of the House of Commons on Monday. Michael Martin will stand down from the role on Sunday.
Veteran Labour MP Margaret Beckett has revealed she is a candidate to succeed Michael Martin as Speaker of the House of Commons.