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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:37 pm on 15th September 2020.

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Photo of Rosie Duffield Rosie Duffield Labour, Canterbury 12:37 pm, 15th September 2020

Although I am sure that many ordinary people were thrilled to learn that the Government’s rule of six does not apply to so-called sports such as grouse shooting, for which up to 29 people can mingle, expectant mothers in my constituency and throughout the country are unable to take their partners to crucial checks during pregnancy. Currently, individual health trusts are left to make decisions on this issue, leading to a postcode lottery. Is it not time that the Government stopped passing the buck, as they did to school leaders, and instead provided national leadership across the country on matters as vital as maternity care?