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

Localised data is available through the work of Public Health England and local directors of public health, including the director for Bedfordshire, and then through our survey data, although that is stronger at the national level than at the regional or local levels. Pulling all this data together, and then ensuring that it gets to the decision makers so that they can base their decisions on it, is the task of the joint biosecurity centre. I will ask its head to write to my hon. Friend with details of the data it has on Bedfordshire and what further data it is working on in order to answer the questions that my hon. Friend rightly asks.