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MPs' business halted

Parliament to shut down for at least a month

Commons

The Commons will be suspended

Westminster will go into recess tonight, a week earlier than normal and with no certainty about when MPs will return.

Parliament was due to close for a three-week Easter break from 31 March.

Ministers have tabled a motion for the House to rise tonight after emergency coronavirus legislation goes on the statute books.

Although 21 April is provisionally set for a return, proceedings could be held up for longer.

The Scottish Parliament will reduce sessions from three to one day a week.

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