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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 Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union 12:38 pm, 17th March 2020

The Foreign Secretary rightly said that the Government do not want British nationals to be stranded overseas, but has referred to the practical difficulties of getting them all home. What are the exceptional circumstances in which the Government would be prepared to act to bring British nationals home? That will help inform decisions that individuals make about any travel plans they have.