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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:31 pm on 5th October 2020.

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Photo of Stella Creasy Stella Creasy Labour/Co-operative, Walthamstow 4:31 pm, 5th October 2020

We have lost a vital week in the fight against the spread of this virus in our country because of a problem with spreadsheets that the Health Secretary tells us was known about in July. We are paying £12 billion to these private companies to run this service, yet the Health Secretary has told us there are no penalties to them for poor performance. Who is going to get our money back, and who is going to take responsibility? Can the Health Secretary tell us: where on earth does the buck stop?