Parliament to shut for at least four weeks amid coronavirus crisis

Parliament will close for at least four weeks from tonight as part of efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

An emergency motion will be tabled by Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg on Wednesday bringing forward the Easter recess by a week.

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MPs and peers are still due to return to Parliament on 21 April, but that has been cast into doubt by the speed of the global crisis.


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