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

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) 12:48 pm, 22nd September 2020

One of the most shocking aspects of the coronavirus pandemic has been the disproportionate impact on black, Asian and minority ethnic residents. When Public Health England published a report documenting that injustice, the Government were warned that they needed to act immediately to stop further preventable deaths, but we have seen no urgency. The chair of the British Medical Association is now warning that Government inaction will lead to more preventable deaths of black, Asian and minority ethnic residents over the winter. What is the Prime Minister going to do about it?