Latest updates: the Commons has been recalled for vote on new lockdown laws, amid record hospitalisation figures and Covid infection rates

11.38am GMT

Johnson starts by saying there is a “fundamental difference” between this lockdown and previous ones. That is because there is no a mechanism for getting out of it – the vaccination programme.

He says 1.1m people in England and 1.3m people in the UK have already been vaccinated.

11.33am GMT

Boris Johnson is about to deliver his statement to MPs.

Here is the call list of MPs down to ask a question.

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