Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:48 pm on 22nd September 2020.

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Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark Chair, Science and Technology Committee, Chair, Science and Technology Committee 12:48 pm, 22nd September 2020

One of the lessons of the lockdown measures in the spring was that they worked, but almost everyone ended up wishing that they had been introduced a week or two earlier, so the Prime Minister is right to act in anticipation rather than in reaction. Will he take the public into his confidence and tell them whether the six-month period that he mentioned is irrespective of the experience of infections and hospitalisation over the weeks and months ahead? What will be the criteria for lifting these restrictions and others such as the rule of six?