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Luveni-Bercow Meet On Roles

The Speaker of the Fiji Parliament, Jiko Luveni, yesterday met the Speaker of the UK House of Commons Rt Hon John Bercow. During the meeting, the two Speakers discussed a
30 Jan 2015 10:56
Luveni-Bercow Meet On Roles
Speaker of the UK House of Common Rt Honourable John Bercow (left), and Speaker of the Fiji Parliament, Jiko Luveni in London. Photo: Parliamentary Media Unit

The Speaker of the Fiji Parliament, Jiko Luveni, yesterday met the Speaker of the UK House of Commons Rt Hon John Bercow.

During the meeting, the two Speakers discussed a number of issues including the role of the Speaker in ensuring that order is kept in the Chamber.

The Fiji Parliament Speaker then presented Speaker Bercow with a gift from Fiji thanking him for the welcome the Fiji Parliament.

The Fiji Parliament delegation also yesterday received briefings from House of Commons staff on the way that Prime Minister’s Question (PMQs) Time works in the UK Parliament.

PMQs is held for half an hour every Wednesday.

The delegation also participated in a roundtable discussion on Women and Politics – Encouraging Female Participation in Public Life.

Participants from the UK side included Mary Mcleod MP, Meg Munn MP, Sharon Hodgson MP, Baroness Armstrong and Baroness Jenkin.

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