Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 19th July 2006.

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Photo of Tony Blair Tony Blair Prime Minister 11:30 am, 19th July 2006

Before I list my engagements, I am sure that the House will join me in mourning the loss of our late colleague, Kevin Hughes, who died on Sunday from motor neurone disease. We will remember Kevin as a thoroughly decent human being: loyal, immensely likeable—a man who showed the same high courage as he approached the end as he had shown throughout his life in politics. We send our deepest sympathy to Lynda and her family.

I am also sure that the House will join me in offering our condolences to the family of Corporal John Cosby, who died in Iraq at the weekend. Our sympathy and prayers are with them at this difficult time. In the last 24 hours, we have once again had reason to be grateful for the professionalism of our forces, as we have seen HMS Gloucester evacuate British citizens from Beirut.

Mr. Speaker, this morning I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others, and in addition to my duties in the House I will have further such meetings later today.


Onder Ucuncu
Posted on 27 Jul 2006 2:50 pm (Report this annotation)

I also express my condolonces to the British nation for its loses in the battle of Iraq and Afghanistan. I additionally express my condolences to the nations of the world whose loved ones have been killed by the British troops.They also have lives and souls so that I do so..