MP chairs Commons debate for first time

LOCAL MP Mike Weir recently became the first ever SNP MP to chair a Committee of the House in the main chamber of the House of Commons.

Mr Weir regularly chairs debates in Westminster Hall, but this was the first time he has chaired in the main chamber. The Commons was debating the Electoral Registration Bill.

Mr Weir said; “Although I have chaired many debates in Westminster Hall and in committee rooms within the House this was the first time that I had the opportunity to chair in the main Chamber and it was a slightly daunting experience. My only regret is that whilst I was chairing no votes were called.”