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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:38 pm on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Labour, Rhondda 12:38 pm, 17th March 2020

Our consular staff are doing an amazing job and many of them around the world are volunteers—they are not paid for their work. I hope that the Foreign Secretary will pass on our gratitude on behalf of all our constituents.

May I tease out the issue of people returning home? As I understand the Foreign Secretary’s advice, it is that if somebody is thinking about travelling abroad now, they should bear in mind that they may not be able to get back. But at the same time he is saying that people should not necessarily come back now. That seems to be inconsistent.