Evans Commons duties on hold

Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons Nigel Evans will not resume chairing duties in the chamber while police investigations continue into allegations of rape and sexual assault, a Commons spokesman said. Mr Evans denies the allegations.

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Hague: 'Sorry to see' Nigel Evans situation

When asked for his reaction to Deputy Commons Speaker Nigel Evan's arrest over alleged rape and sexual assault, the Foreign Secretary said "we're all be very sorry to see this situation".

Speaking to Sky News, William Hague said the Tory MP was a "long-standing friend" and "a very popular and well-respected member of Parliament".

He added that he would not comment further because the case is subject to legal proceedings.

Foreign Secretary William Hague Credit: Press Association

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