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Italian committee to be named after the late Jo Cox

Italian committee to be named after the late Jo Cox

The Italian parliament is naming a cross party committee after the late Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox. It will tackle intolerance, racism and hate crime.

Commons Speaker John Bercow told MPs he received a letter from the President of the Chamber of Deputies Laura Boldrini telling him that the group will be called the Cox Committee.

Ms Cox died on June 16 after being shot and stabbed outside a library in Birstall.

Mr Bercow paid tribute to the victims of the terror attack in Nice, France before informing the House of the letter from Ms Boldrini.

I should also like to inform the House that I have received a letter from the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy telling me that her chamber has established a cross-party committee on intolerance, xenophobia, racism and hate crime and have decided to name it the Cox Committee after our colleague Jo Cox.

In the President's words, and I quote, 'through this act we will contribute
to keeping the memory of Jo Cox and of what she stood for alive'.

– Commons Speaker John Bercow