Coronavirus Response

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:48 pm on 20th July 2020.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington 4:48 pm, 20th July 2020

I hope the Secretary of State is aware of the tragic case of Kelly Smith, who sadly died when her cancer treatment was stopped during the covid lockdown. The Government’s aspiration to get cancer services back to normal by the end of the year is simply not acceptable. Too many cancers are incurable within a few weeks. Will he address this issue, and will he look at transforming radiotherapy services, which have emerged as being highly effective as a cancer treatment and can be delivered even if there is a second spike in the pandemic?