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Statement - Coronavirus update from the Health Secretary

With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on covid-19. The spread of coronavirus is rapidly accelerating across the world and in the UK. The actions that we took yesterday are not actions that any UK Government would ever want to take, but they were absolutely necessary.

Parliamentary Question - help for constituents in Spain

I thank my right hon. Friend for all he is doing. Like other colleagues, I have constituents all around the world, but the bulk are in Spain. Will he tell the House exactly how we will get them home as soon as possible?

Dominic Raab

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.

Speech - PM's address to the nation on coronavirus

Good Evening,

The coronavirus is the biggest threat this country has faced for decades – and this country is not alone.

All over the world we are seeing the devastating impact of this invisible killer.

Diary - unprecedented emergency legislation is debated

Lock-down! I never thought I'd hear that word in peacetime Britain, but the PM felt he had no choice, so this evening made his stark announcement to a stunned nation. His speech is on my website. Clearly, the main message is stay at home unless it is strictly necessary for you not to do so.

Queen's Garden parties - postponed to next year

I have just received this note from the Deputy Chief Whip. I am sorry for all those who were looking forward to attend what is a very special event. But, you will note that those asked this year will be able to attend next year. I hope this is some consolation to those who were asked. 

Blog - Dorset closed for business

The behaviour over the weekend by several individuals travelling down to Dorset to spend time in our beautiful county was most concerning.

Advice - help for sub post-masters

If you have any Post Masters in your constituency requiring assistance please ask them to make contact with me and I and the National Federation of Sub Post Masters are committed to supporting our colleagues.