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Covid-19

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:06 pm on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Claudia Webbe Claudia Webbe Labour, Leicester East 6:06 pm, 16th March 2020

The Spanish Government recently announced sweeping measures to take over private healthcare and to requisition products such as ventilators, testers and, indeed, facemasks. We have heard that, in the UK, the Prime Minister has ordered the NHS to acquire resources from the private health system to the tune of something like £2.4 million today. Will the Secretary of State outline measures that the Government will take to ensure that we put public health and public safety before private profit?