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Volume 738: debated on Monday 16 October 2023

[Mr Speaker in the Chair]

I know that Members across the House will have been shocked by the recent terrorist attack on Israel by Hamas. I invite the House to stand with me and observe a minute’s silence in recognition of all those innocent Israelis, Palestinians and others who have lost their lives, all those taken hostage and all those affected by the conflict in the region. Please join me now in standing.

The House observed a one-minute silence.

New Member

The following Member took and subscribed the Oath required by law:

Michael Shanks, for Rutherglen and Hamilton West.

Business before Questions

Committee of Selection


That Lilian Greenwood be discharged from the Committee of Selection and Holly Lynch be added.—(Mr Marcus Jones.)