Foreign secretary on Ribble Valley MP arrest

File photo dated 7/10/12 of Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth William Hague Affairs who will discuss the United States' position on the Falkland Islands with John Kerry following reports that Washington will not recognise the result of next month's referendum. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday February 22, 2013. See PA story POLITICS Falklands. Photo credit should read: David Jones/PA Wire
File photo dated 7/10/12 of Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth William Hague Affairs who will discuss the United States' position on the Falkland Islands with John Kerry following reports that Washington will not recognise the result of next month's referendum. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday February 22, 2013. See PA story POLITICS Falklands. Photo credit should read: David Jones/PA Wire

The Foreign Secretary William Hague MP has spoken of his sorrow at the news that the Deputy Speaker of The House of Commons and Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans was arrested by police amid allegations of male rape and sexual assault.

Mr Hague, speaking on Sky News said that Mr Evans was a very popular and well respected Member of Parliament and that he was very sorry to see the situation he was in.