On Monday 13 October MPs took part in a debate on a motion relating to Palestine and Israel. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following representations from Grahame M. Morris, Crispin Blunt, Sir Bob Russell, Caroline Lucas and Jeremy Corbyn.
MPs voted 274 to 12 on division (Division 54) to approve the amended motion:
‘That this House believes that the Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel, as a contribution to securing a negotiated two state solution.’
Watch the debate and read the transcript
The debate was opened by Grahame M. Morris, Labour MP for Easington. Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Ian Lucas, responded on behalf of the Opposition. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for…
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