September 19, 2020

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UK coronavirus live: Labour attacks Gavin Williamson over 'summer of chaos, incompetence and confusion'

Education secretary apologises to students once again; Hancock claims England’s test and trace system in global ‘top tranche’

5.44pm BST

The government has published its latest daily coronavirus death toll for the UK. A further three deaths have been recorded.

5.19pm BST

In the Commons Bob Blackman, a Conservative, asks if the government is considering extending the school day for half an hour to allow pupils to catch up with the schooling they’ve missed.

Williamson says that longer school hours, or even schooling at weekends, could benefit the children who need most help. But he implies that he will not be recommending this across the board. He says the government has a catch-up fund. But it will be for individual schools to decide what they do, he says.

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