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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:10 pm on 16th July 2020.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons 5:10 pm, 16th July 2020

It was shockingly clear at Prime Minister’s questions this week that the Prime Minister had not read the report commissioned by his Government on the worst-case scenario for a second spike of coronavirus, which suggests that there could be upwards of 120,000 hospital deaths. Given the seriousness of this report, can the Secretary of State confirm that, unlike the Prime Minister, he has read it? What steps is he taking to implement the recommendations of the report, to prevent a catastrophic second spike of the virus?