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 2020 Conference
Hon. Geoff Regan
Speaker of the House of Commons (Host 2020)
Canada
Ex Officio Member(s) Immediate Past Host (2018) Future Host (2022)
Hon. Patrick Pillay
Speaker of the National Assembly
(Host 2018)
Malaysia
Rt. Hon. John Bercow
Speaker of the House of Commons
(Given that the United Kingdom was prepared to host in 2018 but offered to cede the conference to The Seychelles, it was agreed at the 2016 and 2018 CSPOC Conferences to allow Speaker Bercow to remain as an ex-officio member of the Standing Committee)
United Kingdom
Hon. Anthony Smith
Speaker of the House of Representatives
(Future Host 2022)
Australia
Regional Representatives

Africa 3 representatives

Hon. Santi Bai Hanoomanjee
Speaker of the National Assembly
Mauritius
Hon. Patrick Matibini
Speaker of the House of National Assembly
Zambia
Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga
Speaker of the Parliament
Uganda

Asia 1 representative

Hon. Karu Jayasuriya
Speaker of the Parliament
Sri Lanka

Australia /New Zealand 1 representative

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

Canada 1 representative

Hon. Geoff Regan
Speaker of the House of Commons
Canada

Caribbean, Atlantic, and the Americas 2 representatives

Hon. Laura Tucker-Longworth
Speaker of the House of Representative
Belize
Hon. Katherine Forbes-Smith
President of the Senate
Bahamas

British Isles and Mediterrranean 1 representative

Hon. Angelo Farrugia,
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Malta

India 1 representative

Hon. Sumitra Mahajan
Speaker of the Lok Sabha
India

Pacific 2 representatives

Rt. Hon. Jiko Luveni
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Fiji
Hon. Tebuai Uaai
Speaker of the House of Assembly
Kiribati

Southeast Asia 1 representative

Hon. Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Malaysia



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