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

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West 6:06 pm, 16th March 2020

Later, at the height of the crisis, the Secretary of State will be judged on the answers he gives today. At the beginning of the crisis, there were estimated to be only 5,000 ventilators in the NHS. Can he tell us exactly how many ventilators he has purchased, what the modelling says about how many ventilators will be needed at the height of the crisis, and whether we will be able to get everybody on a ventilator at that point?