(1) The Assembly, at its first meeting after a general election, and before proceeding to the despatch of any other business, shall elect one of its Members to be Speaker thereof.(2) Whenever the office of Speaker shall become vacant through the death, resignation, or removal from office of the Speaker, the Assembly shall elect some other Member thereof to be Speaker.(3) The election of the Speaker shall be notified to the Governor by a deputation of the said House.(4) In the event of a dissolution of the Assembly the Speaker and the Chairman of Committees of the Assembly respectively shall hold office until the election held in consequence of such dissolution and, if he is re-elected at such election, until the next meeting of Parliament, but the Speaker shall not preside over any sitting of the Assembly until he has been re-elected as Speaker.(5) The Speaker, if present, shall preside at all sittings of the Assembly, but in case of his absence through leave of absence granted to him by the Assembly, or through illness or any other unavoidable cause, the Assembly may choose some other Member to fill temporarily the office, and perform the duties, of Speaker during his absence.