The announcement was made in a Virtual Proceeding via video call.
My Lords, the Virtual Proceedings on the repeat of the Urgent Question will now commence. I will call the Statement and the Minister will repeat the Statement in the usual way. There will then be 10 minutes for questions, led by the Opposition Front Bench. The Minister will respond to each question in turn. I will call each Back-Bench Member on the speakers’ list to ask a question and the Minister will answer. I ask noble Lords to ask brief questions and to give brief answers so that as many noble Lords as possible can be called. Each speaker’s microphone will be unmuted prior to asking a question and returned to mute once their question has finished.