How to Become a House of Commons Clerk

 

House of Commons Clerk Job Description

The Clerk of the House of Commons administers services in order to support Members of the House of Commons in their parliamentary functions and must act with impartiality and discretion, regardless of party affiliation.

 

 

As chief executive of the House of Commons administration, the Clerk of the House of Commons advises the Speaker and all Members on the interpretation of parliamentary rules, precedents and practices.

 

 

 

House of Commons Clerk Job Duties

• Maintain records of the proceedings of the House of Commons

• Authenticate all decisions of the House of Commons by providing signature

• Administer oath of allegiance to all duly elected Members at the beginning of a Parliament session

• Administer oath of allegiance to Members joining the Board of Internal Economy

• Act as secretary to the Board of Internal Economy

• Receive delegations of parliamentary officials from other legislatures

• Act with indiscretion and impartiality, regardless of party affiliation

 

 

Scholarships for Becoming a House of Commons Clerk

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a House of Commons Clerk. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Political Science Scholarships page.

 

Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!

 

 

Becoming a House of Commons Clerk: Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a House of Commons Clerk. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!

 

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