Schools and Colleges: Qualification Results and Full Opening

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:52 pm on 1st September 2020.

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Photo of Marco Longhi Marco Longhi Conservative, Dudley North 4:52 pm, 1st September 2020

I thank the Secretary of State for the statement that he brought to the House today, and I also thank him and all his team for the huge efforts they have put in over the summer in an evolving situation that must have been really difficult to manage. Does he agree with the result of a recent study showing that the risks to children from covid-19 are actually very tiny, and that the benefits children will gain from a return to school far outweigh any risks posed by covid?