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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:24 pm on 22nd June 2020.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Shadow Minister (Education) 6:24 pm, 22nd June 2020

The right hon. Gentleman is right that the local context has been different. What is also different is local accountability, because councils have decisions to make about the local response to coronavirus, and politicians have to answer for those decisions, whether they be council leaders or Members of Parliament. That is the other dimension to the point he is making.