Chairmen in Westminster Hall

4.39Members of the Panel of Chairs regularly take the chair at sittings in Westminster Hall in the same manner as they chair general committees (Standing Order No 10).1


  1. 1. Originally, provision was made for the House to appoint four other members of the Panel of Chairs to sit as Deputy Speakers in Westminster Hall. The first such Deputy Speakers were appointed on 25 October 1999, CJ (1998–99) 519 and the last such appointments were made in 2003; the provision was ended alongside other standing order changes made on 24 February 2015 (Votes and Proceedings, 24 February 2015).