After waiting for the clapping to subside, Bryant said.
Yes, very funny! Can we return to waving the order papers, that’s the traditional way.
Clapping is officially banned in the Chamber. It's one of the British parliament's most bizarre rules - as new SNP MPs found out when they were told off for clapping in 2015.
You can wave your order papers, shout until you are purple in the face, hurl abuse across the Chamber, join in with frankly weird displays of mass groaning or that elongated "hear, hear" thing they do.
But no clapping.
Clapping is only permitted, in a convention, when a prime minister gives their final speech in the House of Commons.