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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 Aaron Bell Aaron Bell Conservative, Newcastle-under-Lyme 4:31 pm, 5th October 2020

First, I welcome the new centre at Keele University campus in my constituency, which opened last Friday, and I thank my right hon. Friend’s Department for that. Secondly, he may be aware of the article in The Times on Saturday that suggested people were having difficulty accessing tests at the centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme itself, which had been walk-up in August but now requires booking. The article suggests that there is plenty of capacity at the centre, but not yet enough at the labs, so could he confirm that this Government are still committed to half a million tests a day by the end of this month?