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

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Photo of Navendu Mishra Navendu Mishra Labour, Stockport 6:06 pm, 16th March 2020

Several Members have raised concerns about care staff. As we all know, many of them are on zero-hour contracts and work for multiple providers. That means that they struggle to prove that they are eligible for statutory sick pay, forcing them to choose between protecting their clients and paying their bills. What action will the Secretary of State take to help healthcare staff who are not eligible for statutory sick pay and cannot prove their eligibility?