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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:37 pm on 27th January 2021.

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Photo of Joy Morrissey Joy Morrissey Conservative, Beaconsfield 1:37 pm, 27th January 2021

I thank the Prime Minister for his commitment to reopen schools as soon as possible and for the vaccine roll-out. I am asking this question on behalf of children everywhere. As the mother of a nine-year-old, I can see that young children are struggling. Their cognitive development is determined at this age. We are storing up a lifetime of problems—anxiety, mental health issues and obesity—by having all our primary-age children at home. May I urge the Prime Minister to have courage in these final months and bring children—particularly primary-age children—back to school as quickly as possible?