Basingstoke’s MP, Maria Miller has been asked by the Speaker of the House of Commons to join the Panel of Chairs.
The Panel of Chairs is made up of those MPs chosen by the Speaker at the start of each session to chair Public Bill committees and other general committees in the House of Commons. They also chair debates in Westminster Hall and may act as temporary chair during a Committee of the whole House.
Maria said, “It is a great honour to be asked by the Speaker to take on this role and to be involved in the running of debates and Committees considering Government legislation. Having been Chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee for five years I know some of the challenges of managing the deliberations of Members of Parliament.
I am looking forward to playing my part in helping to ensure our Parliament is a strong democratic institution.”