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Horton, Clerk to the Legislature tour Westminster

House Speaker Randolph Horton has paid an official visit to the Westminster Houses of Parliament, Government reported yesterday.

The briefing visit took place between April 22 and 26 at the invitation of the UK branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Mr Horton was accompanied by Shernette Wolffe Clerk to the Legislature.

According to the Government press release on the visit, Mr Horton was briefed on the work and structure of the UK parliament, the roles and responsibilities of the House of Commons Speaker, and developments in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and the wider Commonwealth.

Mr Horton met with House of Commons Speaker John Bercow and CPA executives.

“Both gentlemen focused their discussion on the responsibility for ensuring that all Members of Parliament have an opportunity to participate in Parliamentary proceedings.

“Both Mr Horton and Mrs Wolffe were invited to observe the following Committees; the Justice Committee which focused on treatment of Senior Prisoners; the Public Bills Committee, focusing on taxation issues and the Committee on Standards and of Privileges, discussing the code of conduct and interests for Members of Parliament,” the release stated.

Mr Horton said: “The visit was useful to ascertain clarity in the role of the Speaker and the important roles that all Parliamentarians should play in our democracy.”

Interview with the Speaker of the House Randy Horton (Photo by Glenn Tucker)

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Published April 29, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated April 29, 2013 at 12:49 am)

Horton, Clerk to the Legislature tour Westminster

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