Public Health Restrictions: Government Economic Support - Commons Urgent Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:28 pm on 15th October 2020.

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Photo of Lord Blunkett Lord Blunkett Labour 1:28 pm, 15th October 2020

My Lords, I am on record as being in favour of a local rather than a national fiat in dealing with this pandemic, but since Tuesday, 28 million people are now in either tier 2 or tier 3, and where businesses are not mandated to close, inside and outside of tier 3, they are dying on their feet, because in tier 2 and tier 3, people cannot meet others except for their families outside the home. Surely it is now time to provide a much more comprehensive approach than the Government have managed in this phase so far?