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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 Matthew Pennycook Matthew Pennycook Labour, Greenwich and Woolwich 6:06 pm, 16th March 2020

Will the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care please speak to his right hon. Friend the Environment Secretary about what more can be done to guarantee essential food supplies to those who are symptomatic and self-isolating? In the absence of the Health Secretary’s national volunteering scheme, which is not yet in operation—at least, not in my part of south-east London—people were phoning me over the weekend to say that they cannot get essential home deliveries. They have been cancelled and they cannot get them for three weeks. They have no friends or family around and they are too sick to go out.