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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:30 pm on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Chris Matheson Chris Matheson Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) 12:30 pm, 19th March 2020

Further to the question from Mark Pritchard, I have constituents who are as far away as the Philippines and Peru at the moment. They have been told to contact the embassies, but the embassy staff have rightly been sent home and contact with the embassies is nigh on impossible. There is spare capacity on the airlines at the moment, so can we have a statement from the Department for Transport or the Foreign Office—or, better still, both—about how we are going to bring our stranded people back home?