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John Bercow orders Commons clerk recruitment 'pause'

John Bercow has announced a "modest pause" in the recruitment of the next clerk of the House of Commons following a row with MPs.

A panel headed by the Commons Speaker chose Australian Carol Mills, but critics say she lacks sufficient knowledge of parliamentary procedure.

Mr Bercow told the Commons it was necessary to discuss issues surrounding the appointment "in detail".

  • 01 Sep 2014
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