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Parliamentary Question - Huawei update

We know that the few existing vendors rely on component parts from China, and I suspect that will continue for some time. To make our move successful, other countries in the west must come into line with us. What guarantee can my right hon.

Diary - taking evidence from a King

The highlight of the day was taking oral evidence from the King of Jordan, His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein. Regrettably, the virtual session was in private, so I am unable to tell you more.

Diary - Covid spike in Florida

It seems the debate on whether or not to wear face coverings is leading to some confusion. On the Andrew Marr show today, Michael Gove said he does not think face coverings should be compulsory in shops in England, saying he trusted people's common sense.

Diary - theatres need more guidance from Government

Up early and then our weekly conference call with Dorset Council and my fellow Dorset MPs. These briefings and exchange of views have proved most beneficial and I hope they will continue in some form, maybe not so frequently.

Diary - more jobs go in the retail sector

Good and bad news today as restrictions are further lifted on leisure facilities and beauty services in England. The positive news is that pools, gyms, nail bars and tattooists will be able to open their doors again, and team sports - starting with cricket - can resume.