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

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Photo of Zarah Sultana Zarah Sultana Labour, Coventry South 12:38 pm, 17th June 2020

The Government’s handling of coronavirus has been marked by complacency. Complacency led to NHS cuts and PPE stockpile shortages; complacency led to a delayed lockdown, the disaster in care homes and the neglect of test, track and trace. We have one of the highest death tolls in the worlds, and scientists say that tens of thousands of deaths could have been avoided. Will the Secretary of State end the complacency, put public health before private profit, and ease lockdown only when it is safe to do so?