Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth

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Standing Committee

Participation

Membership Entitlements

The Standing Committee consists of a Chairperson and members generally representative of each of the regions of the Commonwealth, defined as follows: Africa; Asia; Australia /New Zealand; Canada; the Caribbean, the Atlantic and the Americas; British Isles and the Mediterranean; India; the Pacific; Southeast Asia.

The representation from each region shall be as follows:

Africa three
Asia one
Australia / New Zealand one
British Isles and the Mediterranean one
Canada one
The Caribbean, the Atlantic and the Americas two
India one
The Pacific two
Southeast Asia one

Members of the Standing Committee shall hold office from the end of one Conference to the end of the next Conference.

The Speaker or Presiding Officer who hosts a meeting of the Standing Committee and who is not the Chairperson or an elected member of the Standing Committee shall be an additional member of the Committee for that meeting.

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Chairperson Ex Officio Host of the 2018 Conference

Hon. Patrick Pillay
Speaker of the National Assembly (Host 2018)
The Seychelles
Rt. Hon. John Bercow –MP
Speaker of the House of Commons
(Given that the United Kingdom was prepared to host in 2018 but offered to cede the conference to The Seychelles, it was agreed at the 2016 CSPOC Conference to allow Speaker Bercow to remain as an ex-officio member of the Standing Committtee)
United Kingdom
Ex Officio Member(s) Immediate Past Host (2016) Future Host (2020)
Hon. Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia
Speaker of the House of Representatives
(Immediate Past Host 2016)
Malaysia
Hon. Geoff Regan
Speaker of the House of commons
(Future Host 2020)
Canada
Regional Representatives

Africa 3 representatives

Hon. Sephiri Motanyane
Speaker of the National Assembly
Lesotho
Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Nigeria
Rt. Hon. Donatille Mukabalisa
Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies
Rwanda

Asia 1 representative

Hon. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq
Speaker of the National Assembly
Pakistan

Australia /New Zealand 1 representative

Rt. Hon. Trevor Mallard
Speaker of the House of Representatives
New Zealand

Canada 1 representative

Hon. Geoff Regan  –MP
Speaker of the House of Commons
Canada

Caribbean, Atlantic, and the Americas 2 representatives

Hon. Michael Carrington
Speaker of the House of Assembly
Barbados
Hon. Thomas Tavares-Finson
President of the Senate
Jamaica

British Isles and Mediterrranean 1 representative

Hon. Angelo Farrugia,
Speaker of the House of Representatives

Malta

India 1 representative

Hon. (Smt.) Sumitra Mahajan
Speaker of the Lok Sabha
India

Pacific 2 representatives

Hon. Job Pomat
Speaker of the Parliament
Papua New Guinea
Hon. Otinielu Tauteleimalae Tausi
Speaker of the House of Parliament
Tuvalu

Southeast Asia 1 representative

Hon. Tan Chuan-Jin
Speaker of the Parliament
Singapore



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