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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:38 pm on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Ben Everitt Ben Everitt Conservative, Milton Keynes North 12:38 pm, 17th March 2020

Members of the House, and journalists outside it, are perfectly at liberty to ask what lessons we have learned from our European partners, but it is worth reminding the House that the Chief Medical Officer who is leading the response to this crisis is a professor of epidemiology. He is literally the right man in the right job at the right time. The Foreign Secretary updated the House on his conversations with our European partners, but will he also update it on his conversations with other international partners such as the US, and other global institutions?