HC Deb 24 July 1946 vol 426 c1
Mr. Speaker

I am sure it would be the wish of Members, and especially of Members of former Parliaments, to pay a special and exceptional tribute in memory of a very remarkable and lovable colleague. [HON. MEMBERS: "Hear, hear."] Therefore, I ask hon. Members, after my reading of the official notification of the death of Mr. Maxton, to rise in their places, and to stand in silence for a few moments.

I regret to have to inform the House of the death of James Maxton, Esquire, Member for the Burgh of Glasgow, Bridgeton Division, and I desire, on behalf of the House, to express our sense of the loss we have sustained and our sympathy with the relatives of the honourable Member.

Members rose in their places, and stood in silence.

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