Nigel Evans – 2022 Statement on the Sir David Amess Summer Adjournment Debate

The statement made by Nigel Evans, the Deputy Speaker, in the House of Commons on 21 July 2022.

As I will not be in the Chair at the end of this debate, which is a great shame, I wish a very good recess to everybody here and to all the staff—from the cleaners to the Clerks and all our own staff—who do amazing work to keep parliamentary democracy going in this country. Have a great recess.

It is an honour for me to introduce the first ever Sir David Amess summer Adjournment. If David were still alive today, he would be here, and in the six-minute time limit he would have raised 35 issues, at least. We remember Sir David and his family with fondness today.