Lord Speaker statement on Australian wildfires | House of Lords

Lord Speaker statement on Australian wildfires | House of Lords


My Lords, as we return from the Christmas
break, on behalf of the whole House I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the
people of Australia who have endured and continue to endure such crippling hardship as a result
of widespread wildfires. The loss of human life and the devastation caused to the wildlife
and the environment is tragic. Our Commonwealth ties with Australia speak
of our shared history and our shared values and I have written to my counterpart in Canberra,
the President of the Australian Senate, to convey our thoughts and our prayers. At this
incredibly difficult time for the Australian people, I would like to assure them of our
total support