Public Health: Coronavirus Regulations

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:53 pm on 13th October 2020.

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Photo of Dehenna Davison Dehenna Davison Conservative, Bishop Auckland 5:53 pm, 13th October 2020

I know time is short, so I will keep it brief, Madam Deputy Speaker. The key point I want to get across is that, obviously, public health must be a priority but we must not forget the real human stories behind every one of the statistics. So we should look at not only the number of covid deaths but the economic impacts that lockdown measures are having right across our country. I have been banging the drum for our hospitality sector, pushing for additional support for it to protect those people who have spent their entire lives building up strong businesses that are integral to their local communities, right in the heart of those communities. I think of people such as Christian Burns and Cheryl Jeffrey. We must do all we can to try to protect them as best as we can as we move through this pandemic.