Areas with Additional Public Health Restrictions: Economic Support

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:39 pm on 6th October 2020.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care) 12:39 pm, 6th October 2020

Dominic Harrison, the director of public health for Blackburn and Darwen said that some of the more economically challenged boroughs are

“being placed into more restrictive control measures at an earlier point in their…case rate trajectory. This has the effect of exacerbating the economic inequality impacts of the virus in those areas.”

Why are some areas being treated differently from other areas, and can the Minister not see the need to have greater transparency and equity across the board?