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House of Commons to begin serving halal and kosher food


The House of Commons has announced it will start serving halal and kosher food following an appeal to Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle on the matter last month from Labour MPs Charlotte Nichols, who is Jewish, and Zarah Sultana, who is Muslim, wrote a joint letter.

They claimed that this impacted the “working lives” of MPs, peers and staff and called for “Muslim and Jewish religious practices to be accommodated” in Parliament.

Signatories of the letter included John McDonnell, Diane Abbott, Richard Burgon, Rosena Allin Khan, Caroline Lucas, Mhairi Black and Wes Streeting.

Following their appeal, the House of Commons has now confirmed it will be serving halal and kosher options from the 30th March.