§ 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.