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    VA124 - Government Formation Amendment
    Proposed by: Saracen’s Fez MP (LAB)
    Seconded by: Airmed MP (LIB), Andy98 MP (GRN), Nigel Farage MEP MP (UKIP), TheDefiniteArticle MP (SOC), thehistorybore MP (LIB), United1892 MP (LAB)

    This House would adjust the Guidance Document as follows:

    The following shall be removed from the section entitled “Government”:

    1) The Speaker shall ask the Party Leader of the party or coalition that fulfils the criteria in article 6.1 of the constitution to form a government.
    2) The Government shall consist of a Prime Minister, a Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and any number of Cabinet or ministerial positions.
    3) The Foreign Secretary shall have sole responsibility for maintaining links with the Model UN and shall represent the Model House of Commons in the Model UN.

    and it shall be replaced by the following:

    1) The Speaker shall ask the party or coalition that fulfils the criteria in article 6.1 of the Constitution to form the Government.
    2) One of the party leaders, as agreed by all coalition parties, becomes Prime Minister.
    3) The Government shall consist of a Prime Minister, ministers with responsibility for the Treasury, Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and any number of further Cabinet or ministerial positions.
    4) Unless the Government appoints a specific minister to take on this responsibility, the minister responsible for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is responsible for liaising with the Model European Union, and shall represent the Model House of Commons within the Model European Union.
    5) If the Prime Minister initially elected following a general election resigns or is removed, and there is any contention within the Government as to the appointment of a permanent replacement, the Speaker shall hold a poll of Government MPs to resolve this. If the Government has not submitted in advance a system by which a temporary replacement will be appointed, the Speaker will make a decision in case of contention as to who an Acting Prime Minister will be.
    6) Responsibility for the appointment of all other ministerial positions ultimately resides with the Prime Minister, though the Speaker or moderation team may prohibit a member from holding ministerial office.
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    Ayes to the right: 21
    Noes to the left: 13
    Abstain: 7

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