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Commons job frontrunner 'totally out of her depth'

18 August 2014 Last updated at 15:58 BST

A former Speaker of the Commons, Baroness Boothroyd, has told the BBC the potential frontrunner to take up the role of Commons Clerk is "totally out of her depth".

Carol Mills is head of Parliamentary Services at the Australian Senate, and is believed to have been picked by a cross-party selection panel.

Ms Boothroyd told Radio 4's The World At One programme that this change to the way Clerks are appointed is wrong.

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