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Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Volume 672: debated on Wednesday 4 March 2020

British Citizens Imprisoned Overseas and Coronavirus

The following is an extract from the urgent question on British Citizens Imprisoned Overseas and Coronavirus on 2 March 2020.

France, Germany and the United Kingdom have expressed their full solidarity with those impacted by covid-19 in Iran. We are offering Iran a comprehensive package of both material and financial support to stem the rapid spread of the disease. Today, a plane departed the UK with vital materials, such as equipment for laboratory tests, as well as other equipment including protective body suits and gloves.

[Official Report, 2 March 2020, Vol. 672, c. 636.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for Asia:

An error has been identified in my statement in response to the urgent question.

The correction information should have been:

France, Germany and the United Kingdom have expressed their full solidarity with those impacted by covid-19 in Iran. We are offering Iran a comprehensive package of both material and financial support to stem the rapid spread of the disease. Today, a plane departed with vital materials, such as equipment for laboratory tests, as well as other equipment including protective body suits and gloves.