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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:46 pm on 9th June 2020.

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Photo of Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East 1:46 pm, 9th June 2020

Across the country, the children of key workers have been enabled to continue to attend school. In my constituency, we have a large concentration of key workers and schools have often interpreted the rules as being that both parents have to be key workers before the children will be allowed to attend school. That has necessitated lengthy discussions with headteachers and others in the schools. Can my right hon. Friend confirm that the position will be that children of key workers will continue to be able to attend full-time education, to enable those key workers to provide the key services that we all need in this desperate time?