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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:46 pm on 14th December 2020.

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Photo of Wes Streeting Wes Streeting Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools) 3:46 pm, 14th December 2020

Mass testing in schools is something we have repeatedly called for in order to make sure that they can open safely. I welcome the fact that the Government are rolling out mass testing, but can they go further to ensure that schools can reopen in January, and stay open? On the vaccine, will he do everything he can, recognising that these decisions are clinically led, to make sure that school staff get access to vaccines as a priority?