Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:42 pm on 1st September 2020.

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Photo of John Cryer John Cryer Labour, Leyton and Wanstead 3:42 pm, 1st September 2020

Could the Secretary of State now answer a question that he has been asked repeatedly this afternoon about the creation of the National Institute for Health Protection? What persuaded him, in the middle of August, that it was a great idea to reorganise the structure of public health in the middle of the worst pandemic for 100 years, which is a bit analogous to reorganising the fire brigade in the middle of a blaze?