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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:30 pm on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Lee Anderson Lee Anderson Conservative, Ashfield 12:30 pm, 19th March 2020

During times of national emergency, the media play a vital role in delivering information to concerned viewers, listeners and readers. Scrutiny is good, but undermining the national effort by spreading misinformation helps nobody and creates panic among some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Will my right hon. Friend raise this issue with broadcasters such as ITV, where Piers Morgan, who has no scientific or medical qualifications, seems to want to make irresponsible comments on a daily basis?