Functions of office after dissolution and during prorogation

4.29By the Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975, s 1(3) it is provided that in the case of a dissolution the then Speaker shall be deemed to be the Speaker, for the purposes of that Act, until a Speaker has been chosen by the new Parliament. Similar provision is made in the House of Commons (Administration) Act 1978, schs 1 and 2.

The provisions of the Recess Elections Act 1975 relating to the issue of warrants for new writs for by-elections apply during any recess of the House, whether by a prorogation or adjournment.