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Members of the House of Representatives | Speakers of the House of Representatives
The Speaker of the House of Representatives presides over the Sitting of the House. It is the Speaker's role to ensure that there is order and decorum during a Sitting and also to apply the rules of the House (Standing Orders), and to oversee procedures. The Speaker chairs the National Assembly Staff Committee and is also the chief diplomatic representative of the House of Representatives.
Name Entered Office Left Office
Hon. Woldrich Harrison COURTENAY, OBE 12 Mar 1965 3 Oct 1974
Hon. Alexander HUNTER, KBE 8 Nov 1974 27 Jul 1979
Hon. Charles Bartlett HYDE, MBE 30 Nov 1979 9 Nov 1984
Hon. Carlos CASTILLO 21 Dec 1984 31 Jul 1989
Hon. Robert Clifton SWIFT 15 Sep 1989 1 June 1993
Hon. Bernard Q. PITTS, SC 16 Jul 1993 13 Jul 1998
Hon. Sylvia FLORES 12 Sep 1998 1 Jul 2001
Hon. Elizabeth ZABANEH 3 Aug 2001 4 Feb 2008
Hon. Emil ARGUELLES 14 Mar 2008 3 Feb 2012
Hon. Michael PEYREFITTE 21 Mar 2012 31 Dec 2016
Hon Laura TUCKER-LONGSWORTH, OBE 13 Jan 2017 present

source: http://www.nationalassembly.gov.bz

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