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Local Government Responsibilities: Public Services

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:13 pm on 18th March 2020.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North 4:13 pm, 18th March 2020

My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech. On that point if, as seems likely, schools in England are going to close in the next few days, childcare will need to be provided to allow key workers who have been identified in the NHS to carry on working, perhaps through skeleton schools. Should that also be used for key workers who provide social care in local authorities, so that their children are part of any provision that is made nationally?