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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:25 pm on 18th March 2020.

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Photo of Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson The Secretary of State for Education 5:25 pm, 18th March 2020

Obviously, my greatest hope is that we could get schools opened very rapidly, but I am going to be guided by the best scientific and medical advice in terms of when we do that. My right hon. Friend also referred to the fact that the term key workers should not just be seen to refer only to NHS professionals—that it is much broader. That is very clearly understood by the Cabinet Office, and what we do will reflect that fact.