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

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Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care 12:38 pm, 17th June 2020

We will of course ease lockdown only when it is safe to do so, but had the hon. Lady listened to my statement, she would know that the case I was making was that right at the start we put the science in place and started to stockpile. We gave scientists support and funding so they could deliver on the sort of research on which we have led the world and delivered ahead of anybody else.