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Part of Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 pm on 25th March 2020.

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Photo of John Baron John Baron Conservative, Basildon and Billericay 12:00 pm, 25th March 2020

I commend the Prime Minister and all those on the frontline for their handling of this situation. I have raised with him previously the importance of reaching out to all the elderly and vulnerable who live alone, regardless of their health, so that no one is left behind. May I raise with him, as a former Foreign Secretary, the plight of the British Council? It is running out of money. It has had to cease its commercial activities and its reserves will be exhausted within weeks. Can he make funding available?