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British Nationals Abroad: Prisoners

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 23rd March 2020.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the provision of advice to British citizens in prison overseas on limiting their risk of contracting covid-19.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The Foreign Secretary and the Health Secretary have met frequently to discuss the UK's response to Covid-19, including our international response. Officials from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department of Health and Social Care are in constant contact to discuss the provision of advice to British nationals overseas. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is monitoring coronavirus throughout the world closely through its diplomatic network and consular officials continue to provide consular assistance to British nationals in detention overseas, including in countries which have reported cases of Covid-19.

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