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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 Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East 4:31 pm, 5th October 2020

London consists of 32 boroughs plus the City of London and covers a population of around 8 million people. We are told that infection rates are going up in each of the London boroughs, but some are much higher than others. I urge my right hon. Friend to consider, when he needs to introduce lockdown procedures, doing so on a borough-by-borough basis and not inflicting unnecessary restrictions on the whole of London, which would be counterproductive in terms of delivering downward pressure on the increased case load. It would potentially bring the economy to a halt and affect the way Parliament works.