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Lord Speaker statement following the death of President of the European Parliament David Sassoli

11 January 2022

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'I was saddened to hear this morning of the death of David Sassoli, who was an outstanding President of the European Parliament during a period of enormous change since his election in 2019. His friendship and cooperation with the UK Parliament was invaluable.  

'He believed in the power of parliamentarians coming together to consider, and to help address, the major challenges facing the international community. 

'He will be sorely missed, and on behalf of the House of Lords I offer our deepest condolences to the European Parliament and to President Sassoli’s family and friends.'

Lord McFall of Alcluith, Lord Speaker


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