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This document is compiled by the Table Office as a guide to events likely to take place in and around the Chamber on Monday 18 October 2021 following the tragic death of Sir David Amess MP on Friday 15 October.

Monday 18 October 2021

The House will meet at 2.30pm. Before the start of business, The Venerable Tricia Hillas, the Speaker’s Chaplain, will lead specially crafted Chamber Prayers. These will be followed by a minute’s silence. The Speaker will make a statement setting out arrangements for the day. Home Office questions will take place as indicated on the Order Paper.

The House will meet at 2.30pm. Before the start of business, The Venerable Tricia Hillas, the Speaker’s Chaplain, will lead specially crafted Chamber Prayers. These will be followed by a minute’s silence. The Speaker will make a statement setting out arrangements for the day. Home Office questions will take place as indicated on the Order Paper. The rest of the business on the Order Paper will not be proceeded with on Monday and will be rescheduled. It is expected instead that after Home Office questions the Prime Minister will move a motion for the adjournment which will enable Members to make contributions paying tribute to Sir David. These tributes will conclude at approximately 5.30pm after which there will be a procession led by the Speaker to a service of Prayer and Remembrance for Sir David in St Margaret’s Church starting at 6.00pm. Sadly, due to limited space, the event is open only to Members of both Houses. As it is expected that St Margaret’s will be at full capacity, attendees are asked to ensure that they have had a negative COVID test and are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings.

The business formally set down on the Order Paper will be rescheduled and the Leader of the House will make a business statement later in the week.

The Chapel of St Mary Undercroft will be open to Members and staff for private prayer from 11.00am on Monday. The Venerable Tricia Hillas, the Speaker’s Chaplain, and Canon Pat Browne, Roman Catholic Duty Chaplain, will lead communal prayers from 12.00– 12.15pm and 1.30–1.45pm.

There will be an opportunity to pay tribute to Rt Hon. James Brokenshire MP on Wednesday 20 October following Prime Minister’s Questions.

Westminster Hall

Westminster Hall will not be sitting on Monday 18 October and planned debates will be rescheduled.

Questions, Motions and Amendments

Parliamentary Questions, Motions and Amendments can be tabled as usual. Departments will answer written questions in the usual way.

Select Committees

Select Committee meetings on Monday will take place at the discretion of the Chair of the relevant Committee. Further details can be found on Committee websites.

Book of Condolences

A book of condolence will be placed in Room D of the House of Commons Library from lunchtime on Monday for Members to sign.

Further books of condolence will be placed in Westminster Hall and in the Attlee Suite in Portcullis House for all members of the parliamentary community to sign.