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Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Volume 671: debated on Wednesday 5 February 2020

Global Britain

The following is an extract from the statement made by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and First Secretary of State on 3 February 2020.

It was our honour on Friday to bring home 29 other Europeans on the UK-commissioned charter flight from Wuhan, along with the 97 Britons, because we will always look out for our European friends, with whom we share so many interests. I am grateful to the Spanish Foreign Minister for Spain’s help in co-ordinating that effort and to the French Foreign Minister in relation to the flight that came home on Sunday.

[Official Report, 3 February 2020, Vol. 671, c. 26.]

Letter of correction from the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and First Secretary of State (Dominic Raab).

An error has been identified in the statement I made on Monday 3 February 2020.

The correct statement should have been:

It was our honour on Friday to bring home 29 other Europeans on the UK-commissioned charter flight from Wuhan, along with the 83 Britons, because we will always look out for our European friends, with whom we share so many interests. I am grateful to the Spanish Foreign Minister for Spain’s help in co-ordinating that effort and to the French Foreign Minister in relation to the flight that came home on Sunday.