Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:07 pm on 3rd March 2020.

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Photo of Craig Mackinlay Craig Mackinlay Conservative, South Thanet 1:07 pm, 3rd March 2020

As cases escalate, and we have to assume they probably will, even a well-prepared NHS will become stretched, with health professionals likely to be affected. Self-help will become important, and we are already seeing a national shortage of hand-sanitising gel. Will my right hon. Friend work with the manufacturers to ensure basic products such as paracetamol, ibuprofen and cough medicines remain widely available on the high street?