who is the speaker of the house and what do they do?
Thanks (someone's) mum! The Speaker of the House of Representatives is a member of the House of Representatives. They are elected by a vote of all the members of the House to run the meetings of the House.
The Speaker has several responsibilities, including:
- running meetings of the House of Representatives
- making sure that the rules of the House of Representatives, known as the Standing Orders, are obeyed
- participating in ceremonial occasions
- overall responsibility for the Department of the House of Representatives.
The Speaker does not usually participate in debates and only votes if there is a tie.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives.
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