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Volume 624: debated on Tuesday 25 April 2017

[Mr Speaker in the Chair]

Business Before Questions

New Southgate Cemetery Bill [Lords]

Third Reading opposed and deferred until Tuesday 2 May (Standing Order No. 20).

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [Lords]

Bill read the Third time and passed, with an amendment.

City of London Corporation (Open Spaces)

Bill, as amended, considered.

Bill to be read the Third time on Wednesday 22 May.

Today, 25 April 2017, marks the 200th anniversary of the first printing of the daily Votes and Proceedings and an Order Paper setting out the business of the House. This followed an initiative by my predecessor in the Chair, Speaker Abbot. Members have relied ever since on these papers. This is a good moment for us to thank all those responsible in the House service for their preparation and distribution ever since, and for their unfailing appearance, rain or shine, printed or digital.