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Two-minute Silence

Volume 714: debated on Tuesday 10 November 2009


My Lords, the whole House will be aware that tomorrow is Armistice Day. At 11 o’clock tomorrow morning the House will not be sitting. Members of the House, their staff and the staff of the House will nevertheless be going about their work outside the Chamber. I hope that the House will agree that it is appropriate that we observe the two-minute silence at that time so that we might remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice of giving their lives for this country. If the House is content, instructions will be issued to heads of department so that members of staff who wish to observe the two-minute silence will be enabled to do so.