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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:50 pm on 23rd June 2020.

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Photo of Claire Hanna Claire Hanna Social Democratic and Labour Party, Belfast South 12:50 pm, 23rd June 2020

Today, despite a strong test and trace regime, a region in Germany had to impose a specific lockdown on several hundred thousand people due to a dangerously high R number. We know that unfortunately, while we are progressing, we are only at the end of the beginning of our restrictions. The Prime Minister is right to say that the job retention and self-employed schemes have been vital to many people. What contingency does he have in place for ad hoc localised lockdowns that may be required, and will he roll out localised versions of job retention schemes for those areas?