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

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons 12:48 pm, 22nd September 2020

Manchester is home to two of the largest universities in the country, with a combined student body of nearly 80,000, many of whom choose to live in my constituency. With so many students returning to the area, this is an incredibly difficult time for the community, and for students and their families, who are concerned for their safety. With the surge in infections and the second wave now in evidence, what advice do the Government intend to give to universities on keeping their students, staff and the wider community safe?