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John Bercow denounces MP Drew Hendry's 'extraordinary behaviour'

The speaker of the House of Commons has criticised MP Drew Hendry for raising a topic and then leaving the chamber while it was still being discussed.

John Bercow asked MPs: "Where is Mr Hendry? The fella has just asked a question and he's beetled out of the chamber.

"We've still got exchanges on that question. I know he's a new member but he must learn."

Minutes earlier, the SNP MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey had questioned International Development Secretary Justine Greening about her department's preparations for the UN world humanitarian summit.

A spokeswoman for the SNP said: "Drew Hendry apologised to the speaker but explained that he left the chamber to vote in a deferred division."

  • 03 Feb 2016