Stewart Hosie questions Foreign Secretary on citizens abroad
Dundee East MP, Stewart Hosie, has raised constituents concerns about UK citizens overseas during the coronavirus pandemic with the Foreign Secretary.
In a letter to Dominic Raab Stewart Hosie brought up fears his constituents had raised with him about the lack of information made available to people on holiday, and whether their planned return journeys home could still go ahead.
Mr Hosies letter asked for more clarification on the UK Government's plans to ensure no citizens are left stranded abroad during this crisis and what measures are being brought in to safely return people who are currently overseas.
Commenting Stewart Hosie said:
"This is a deeply worrying issue for those overseas and for their families here at home. The very last thing people will want is to have to face this crisis stranded abroad, away from their homes and family."
"At a time such as this people need to be informed of all their options and the action being taken to mitigate and tackle the effects of the virus, particularly those who are thousands of miles from home and who have been largely left in the dark about their return."
"I know from being in contact with constituents abroad that both the UK and Scottish Governments are working flat out at the minute and I appreciate all efforts being made. I look forward to the UK Government's response and to working with them to safely return my constituents to their homes."
"This is an unprecedented time and all options are being considered, but the responsibility lies on us all to help save lives. Washing hands for 20 seconds with hot water and soap, social distancing and working from home are just some of the measures we can all take to do our bit."