Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:56 pm on 11th November 2020.

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Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller Conservative, Basingstoke 4:56 pm, 11th November 2020

My hon. Friend is making a very important point about the impact on hospitals. Does he agree that the knock-on impact on elective surgeries and care and treatment in our hospitals means that unless we keep the coronavirus rate under control, we could see other people with non-covid illnesses being adversely impacted in this wave of the pandemic as they were in the first wave? Indeed, in my constituency, we saw a 26% increase in deaths from non-covid illnesses in the first nine months of this year.