– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th June 2017.

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The House met on the first day of this Parliament, pursuant to Proclamation. David Natzler, Clerk of the House of Commons, John Benger, Clerk Assistant, and Philippa Helme, Principal Clerk of the Table Office, attended in the House, and the other Clerks attended, according to their duty.

Ceri King, Deputy Clerk of the Crown in Chancery in Great Britain, delivered to the said John Benger a book containing a list of the Members returned to serve in this Parliament.

Mr Kenneth Clarke, the Member for Rushcliffe, took the Chair (Standing Order No. 1).