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To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to offer a COVID-19 vaccination to the entire population if such a vaccine is developed.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of passengers arriving at UK airports are required to present a Passenger Locator Form; and how many of those required to present such a Form have subsequently been found to be suffering from COVID-19.
My Lords, we are using lockdown to fight Covid, but lockdown itself costs lives, costs jobs and denies futures. Those damaged most by lockdown are the poor, who include so many among the BAME communities: it is the poor who pay so much of the price. Does my noble friend accept that there is at least a case—one that some of us feel is increasingly persuasive—that we cannot simply carry on...
Entered the House of Lords on 20 December 2010
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