Office of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker
The position of the Speaker of National Parliament is created under Section 64 of the Constitution of Solomon Islands. The Speaker is elected by Members of Parliament every four (4) years in accordance to Order 5 of the Standing Orders of the National Parliament of Solomon Islands. The role of the Speaker, as specified under Section 65 of the Constitution of Solomon Islands, is to preside over sittings of parliament to ensure that Members conduct themselves in accordance to the Standing Orders of National Parliament.
The Speaker controls and supervises the meetings of Parliament. He maintains order in the House and ensure that MPs act and speak according to the Standing Orders (Rules of Parliamentary Procedure). There is also Deputy Speaker who performs the role of the Speaker in his absence. The Speaker is elected by MPs from outside of Parliament (i.e. not an MP) while the Deputy Speaker is elected from among the MPs.