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CLIP 14102

How the Speaker of the House of Commons keeps order

How the Speaker of the House of Commons keeps order

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Key Info
  • How the Speaker of the House of Commons keeps order
  • Duration: 02:49
  • Quentin Letts examines how the Speaker keeps order in the House of Commons. He explains how the rules of engagement set out by Erskine May in 1844 are still used today (with some updating) to keep the chamber in order. Broadcast on the 'Daily Politics' as part of a series of reports on the 'A to Z of Parliament'.
  • Subject:

    Citizenship and Modern Studies


    Politics and Government: The Democratic and Electoral Processes

  • Keywords: AtoZofParliament, Quentin Letts, Erskine May, Parliamentary Practice, rules, House of Commons, order
Ideas for use in class
  • This could be shown to student councils to outline why they should set ground rules for debates and discussions. Citizenship lessons should discuss why rules need to be followed to ensure the UK Government is held to account. Could be used for the SEAL programme, where students look at creating their own democracy and how they form the rules that are followed in their community?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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