MPs are to vote on an SNP motion calling for a ceasefire in Gaza on Wednesday afternoon.

Labour are hoping to avoid another rebellion on the issue, while the UK Government has also submitted its own amendment to the motion which fails to call for a ceasefire entirely.

A number of senior Labour figures have hit out at the SNP’s motion, with Ian Murray describing the party as “deplorable”.

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Here’s all you need to know about how to watch today’s debate.

When will the debate start?

It's a little unclear when the debate will actually begin. PMQs will take place around midday and then this will be followed by any urgent questions or ministerial statements, so it could be late afternoon before things get going and into the evening before a vote actually takes place .

The National has been told the SNP expect the vote to take place around 7pm. 

However, there is a chance this could be pushed back should there be any urgent questions or ministerial statements.

It is yet to be announced whether Labour or the UK Government’s amendment will be selected for debate.

How can I watch the debate?

The debate will be available to watch via Parliament TV – which can be found HERE.

Why are the amendments important?

Labour’s amendment to the SNP’s motion makes no reference to “collective punishment” although the party has shifted its stance to call for an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire”.

However, given the UK Government has its own amendment, there is the possibility Labour’s will not be chosen by the speaker.

In this event, Labour MPs will have three options – to vote with the UK Government, to vote for the SNP’s motion or to abstain altogether.