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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 Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Shadow Minister (Education) 3:46 pm, 14th December 2020

Pubs in tier 2 areas are very heavily regulated environments, and in tier 3 they are completely closed. Nothing like the same restrictions are in place on public transport, in retail shops, in care homes and in other areas where we have seen much more of a spread than in pubs. Will the Health Secretary consider not just shifting areas from tier 2 to 3 when tier 2 clearly is not working, but rethinking his whole approach so that the pub sector is given the support it needs? It is actually a much more regulated, much safer environment than many of the areas that the Government have not regulated.