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Parliamentary Question - travel insurance for school trips

May I congratulate my right hon. Friend on the calm way he is dealing with a historic situation? May I raise a point about insurance that was also raised by those on the SNP Benches? Headteachers across the land have organised trips along with parents, who put in a lot of money.

Diary - another £330 billion boost for business

Another extraordinary day, ending with a further boost to the economy - a £330 billion boost, to be exact! After a routine morning, if such a thing exists right now, I entered the Chamber at 1220 in time for a Statement by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

Diary - have to take this day by day

Another extraordinary day. The coronavirus continues to make its presence felt. The PM announced drastic new measures, urging everyone to work from home if possible and to avoid pubs, clubs and theatres.

Diary - attending a planning conference

Off to Cerne Abbas this morning for a conference on planning and housing. Organised by CPRE, their was an impressive range of speakers throughout the day. I could only stay for the first, Ben Bolgar, from the Prince's Foundation.

W2W - investing in UK plc

UP he jumped, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

And I’m not talking about the Prime Minister, but his newly appointed Chancellor.

Diary - visiting Army HQs

A fascinating day at Army HQs, Bulford, with the Defence Select Committee. With coronavirus continuing to dominate the news, this was a welcome break. The virus is spreading and the US has now shut the door on Europe, which has caused some anger.