British Citizens: Repatriation

Part of Foreign and Commonwealth Office – in the House of Commons on 11 May 2020.

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Photo of Dan Carden Dan Carden Shadow Financial Secretary (Treasury)

It is now clear that other European countries used emergency repatriation flights in parallel with commercial options to much greater success. The German Government chartered 30 times more of these flights by April than the UK Government, so it was the Foreign Secretary’s decision early on to rely almost solely on commercial options to get people home that left so many British citizens stranded abroad for so long. So will he publish the official advice that he received on his decision, which led to so many British citizens being stranded abroad for so long?