Westminster today: Theresa May promises 'appropriate' response if Russia is behind Sergei Skripal poisoning - as it happened

Benjamin Kentish
Ministers said Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, remain in a 'very serious condition': EPA

Theresa May has promised an 'appropriate' response if Russia is found to be responsible for the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter.

Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned in Salisbury on Sunday with a chemical that investigators have confirmed was a form of nerve agent.

The Government is facing growing calls to take tough action against Russia if it becomes clear that Moscow was involved in the apparent assassination attempt.

MPs also held a debate to mark International Women's Day. Labour MP Jess Phillips read out the names of all the women killed by men in the last year.

Elsewhere, Liam Fox and John McDonnell delivered speeches at the British Chambers of Commerce annual conference.

As it happened...