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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 Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Labour, Denton and Reddish 4:31 pm, 5th October 2020

The majority of Greater Manchester has been under local restrictions for more than two months, yet we now have some of the highest rates in England. The test and trace debacle once again shows that the national system is broken and that the Secretary of State’s measures are not working. He knows that the Greater Manchester authorities are keen to adopt a more localised approach, so if the newspaper reports are right that we are going to get a new tiered system, is this not the right time for the Government to give local areas control over test and trace systems, supported by extra financial resources?