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Volume 719: debated on Saturday 10 September 2022

Resolved, nemine contradicente,

That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty to convey to His Majesty the deep sympathy felt by this House for the great sorrow which he has sustained by the death of the late Queen, His Majesty’s mother; to extend to all the Royal Family the deep sympathy of this House in their grief, which is shared by all its Members; to assure His Majesty that Her late Majesty’s unstinting dedication over a reign of over seventy years to the service of our great country and its people, and to the service of the countries and peoples of the rest of the wider Commonwealth, will always be held in affectionate and grateful remembrance; and to express to His Majesty our loyalty to him and our conviction that he will strive to uphold the liberties and to promote the happiness of the people in all his realms now and in the years to come.—(Penny Mordaunt.)

Presentation of Address


That the Address be presented to His Majesty by the whole House. —(Penny Mordaunt.)



That, at its rising this day, the House shall adjourn to a day and time to be set by Mr Speaker in consultation with His Majesty’s Ministers, and the provisions of paragraphs (2) and (3) of Standing Order No. 13 (Earlier meeting of the House in certain circumstances) shall apply in relation to the day on which the House shall so meet.—(Penny Mordaunt.)

Before we come to the Adjournment, I want to remind Members that, at 6 o’clock tomorrow at St Margaret’s, we will be holding our own church service. I hope that many Members and staff will be able to join us at that event.

May I just say that this has been an amazing tribute? As I said yesterday, when the House comes together, it comes together in a very special way, and there has been none more special than these last two days. There were 138 contributions today, making a total of 321 contributions. Personally, I have been moved and amazed by the way that everybody has contributed, with all being able to talk about their own little part of their lives that had been played in Her Majesty. It is moving for me, as mine must be one of the few constituencies that the Queen never visited, but there we are.

That is all I want to say, and thank you once again to all the staff of this House, all the security and everybody who has made this work. It really is appreciated, and thank you to all.

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Craig Whittaker.)

House adjourned.