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

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Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Conservative, Harborough 3:31 pm, 9th March 2020

Over the weekend, Leicestershire had its first confirmed case of coronavirus, while a number of European countries moved to ban large public events. Will the Secretary of State explain why the timing of such social distancing measures is so crucial, and at what point and on what basis he will decide if they are necessary?