Diary - a day asking questions around the coronavirus

London was even more sombre this morning following the PM's stark message last night. I drove down empty streets as I headed to the Commons. It was almost surreal. Treasury Questions began the parliamentary day, with MPs on the Order Paper only being allowed in the Chamber. I learnt there were to be two Urgent Questions (UQs). The first was on the plight of the self-employed, while the second was on British citizens stranded abroad. With constituents affected by both, I entered the Chamber at 1228. I caught the Speaker's eye at both sessions. During the first, I raised three excellent points sent in an email from a constituent. The question and answer is on my website. During the second, I, like many of my colleagues, asked what plans the Government had to get people home. Constituents are stuck in countries all round the world, with the majority of mine in Spain. Again, my question and answer is on my website. Then Health Secretary Matt Hancock entered the Chamber to make a further statement on coronavirus. Again, I caught the Speaker's eye and repeated the problem health workers were having in getting hold of protective equipment. The question and answer is on my website as is the Statement. Next up was a short debate on the Contingencies Bill, which went through to nearly 1800. Matt Hancock took the lead role at the daily press conference, which was done on-line for obvious reasons. He's doing a  fine job under tough circumstances. We were dropped to a one-line whip at about 1800 and I headed to Dorset. Many MPs now going home.