Press release

Clerk of the House of Commons

The Queen has been pleased to approve that Mr Robert Rogers be appointed Under Clerk of the Parliaments (Clerk of the House of Commons).

The Queen has been pleased to approve that Mr Robert Rogers be appointed Under Clerk of the Parliaments (Clerk of the House of Commons) in succession to Sir Malcolm Jack KCB who is retiring on 30 September 2011.

Notes for editors

Her Majesty’s approval of the appointment of Mr Rogers followed an open competition and interview by a panel of senior members of the House of Commons including the Speaker, the Leader of the House of Commons, the Shadow Leader of the House of Commons and the Chairman of Ways and Means, along with one external member.

Sir Malcolm Jack KCB has been Clerk of the House since 2006.

He entered the House service in 1967 has served in all the main offices of the House and was appointed Principal Clerk in 1991. He was Secretary to the House of Commons Commission 1995-2001; Clerk of the Journals 2001-03 and Clerk of Legislation, 2003-06.

He has acted as adviser to international parliamentary bodies and is the Editor of the twenty- fourth edition of Erskine May to be published in July.

Outside the House he has served various learned societies and community bodies and is an historian and critic.

Mr Robert James Rogers is at present Clerk Assistant and Director General of Chamber and Committee Services.

He entered the House service in 1972, has served in all the main offices of the House and was appointed Principal Clerk in 1998. He was Clerk of the Journals from 2004-05, Principal Clerk of the Table Office 2005-06 and Clerk of Legislation from 2006 -09 prior to being appointed to his present post in 2009.

He has advised various international parliamentary bodies and has published works on parliamentary subjects.

Outside the House he has served on various public bodies and has serious musical interests which include being a church organist.

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