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

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Photo of John Spellar John Spellar Labour, Warley 12:37 pm, 15th September 2020

People in Sandwell and Birmingham certainly want to know why their whole boroughs are being suddenly locked down and not just the currently affected areas within them, but they also need a plan on how we are going to contain the virus without paralysing society and the economy. We may have to coexist for years with the virus, as countless societies and countries have had to live with many awful diseases over millennia, and even now today, so when are we going to transit from reactive risk avoidance to prudent risk management?