Coronavirus

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 9th March 2020.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Chair, Committee on Standards, Chair, Committee on Standards 3:31 pm, 9th March 2020

On Friday, I met the chief executive of my local council, where four cases have been identified. She told me that the council is not able to obtain information from Public Health England about where those four individuals are self-isolating, and that is a concern in managing community relations and information. Of course we appreciate the need to protect patient confidentiality, but will the Secretary of State discuss with colleagues the need for information to be shared with specific council officials, on a need-to-know basis, so that they can manage the protection of the whole public?