Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on reports advice on protective equipment for NHS staff was rejected by the government on cost grounds, said:
“There are serious questions for the government to answer about why warnings on providing equipment were ignored and dismissed because of underfunding.
“Last night the country came together in admiration and thanks for our NHS staff. They must now be given the protection they deserve.
“The government must do everything to get vital PPE to staff urgently.”