Members of the House of Representatives

 

            Members of Parliament are usually referred to as ‘Dr./Mr./Mrs./Miss……, MP’ during their period in Office. If they are recipients of any state honours, the relevant post-nominal letters should be included before MP. For example, if a Member of Parliament is a member of the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander he/she would be styled: Dr./Mr./Mrs./Miss First Name, Last Name, CD, MP. If a Member of Parliament is the recipient of more than one state Order, the highest Order is placed first behind the surname, junior orders follow in succession.

 

Also, if a Member of Parliament is a Cabinet Minister, he/she is styled Honourable. Eg. Honourable First Name, Last Name, CD, MP

 

The formal manner of address in:

 

Writing:

                        Honourable/Dr./Mr/Mrs/Miss First Name, Last Name, MP

Member of Parliament for …………….

 

Opening Salutation:

 

                        ‘Dear Sir (formal)

 

‘Dear Member of Parliament/Dear Dr./Mr./Mrs./Miss  Last Name (semi-formal)

……………………………………..

 

Yours faithfully (formal)

Yours sincerely (semi-formal)

Signature’

 

The Speaker of the House of Representatives       

 

The Speaker of the House is formally styled ‘Mr./Madam Speaker’, within the precincts of the House. Socially and otherwise he/she is ‘Honourable”

 

The formal Mode of Address in:

 

Writing for the current Speaker of the House:

                        Honourable Pearnel Charles, CD, MP

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Houses of Parliament

Address

 

Opening Salutation:

 

‘Dear Sir/Madam (formal)                 

 

‘Dear Mr./Madam Speaker (semi-formal)

……………………………………………………..

 

Yours faithfully (formal)

Yours sincerely (semi-formal)

Signature’

 

 

Formal Speech

 

            ‘ Honourable Pearnel Charles/ ‘Mr. Speaker’

 

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives

 

The current Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives is formally addressed in:

 

Writing:

                        Mr. Franklyn Witter, MP

Deputy Speaker of the House

c/o Houses of Parliament

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Salutation:

 

‘Dear Sir/Madam (formal)                 

 

‘Dear Deputy Speaker (semi-formal)

……………………………………………………..

 

Yours faithfully (formal)

Yours sincerely (semi-formal)

Signature’

 

 

The Attorney General

 

The Attorney General is referred to as Dr./Mr./Mrs. or ‘Honourable (if also a Minister of Government)’ on first reference, and ‘The Attorney General’ or ‘Mr/Mrs/Miss…………..’on subsequent referrals.

 

This title is not hyphenated (neither is that of Solicitor General)

 

 

The formal mode of address in:

 

Writing for the current Attorney General:

 

                        Honourable Marlene Malahoo Forte, QC, MP

Attorney General

Attorney General’s Department

Address

 

Opening Salutation:

                       

‘Dear Sir/Madam (formal)

‘Dear Attorney General (semi-formal)

……………………………….

Yours faithfully (formal)

Yours sincerely (semi-formal)

Signature’