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 2022 Conference
Hon. Anthony Smith
Speaker of the House of Representatives (Host 2022)
Australia
Ex Officio Member(s) Immediate Past Host (2020) Future Host (2024)
Hon. Anthony Rota
Speaker of the House of Commons
(Host 2020)
Canada
Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga
Speaker of the Parliament
Uganda
Regional Representatives

Africa 3 representatives

Hon. Lindiwe Dlamini
President of the Senate
Kingdom of Eswantini
Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Nigeria
Her Excellency Catherine Gotani Hara
Speaker of the National Assembly
Malawi

Asia 1 representative



Australia /New Zealand 1 representative

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

Canada 1 representative

Hon. Anthony Rota
Speaker of the House of Commons (already an ex officio member as host for 2020)
Canada

Caribbean, Atlantic, and the Americas 2 representatives

Hon. Arthur Holder
Speaker of the House of Assembly
Barbados
Hon. Barton Scotland
Speaker of the National Assembly
Guyana

British Isles and Mediterranean 1 representative

Rt. Hon. Sir Lindsay Hoyle
Speaker of the House of Commons
United Kingdom

India 1 representative

Hon. Om Birla
Speaker of the Lok Sabha
India

Pacific 2 representatives

His Excellency Sir Ratu Epeli Nailatikau
Speaker of the Parliament
Fiji
Hon. Marcus Stephen
Speaker of the Parliament
Nauru

Southeast Asia 1 representative

Hon. Chuan-Jin Tan
Speaker of the Parliament
Singapore



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