James Sunderland urges Government to lift quarantine restrictions for air passengers as soon as possible

Following the Home Secretary’s statement on the introduction of the 14-day quarantine period for passengers arriving in the UK, James Sunderland calls on the Government to be pragmatic and lift this policy at the first opportunity.

James Sunderland (Bracknell) (Con)

Many of my constituents depend on the aviation sector for their livelihoods. Bracknell also has the offices of more than 150 global companies. Can the Home Secretary assure me that support for my constituency and beyond will be given through a pragmatic application of the policy and that the policy will not just be reviewed but lifted at the first opportunity?

Priti Patel

I thank my hon. Friend for his question. He is right, and he makes a powerful case on behalf of his constituents and their livelihoods for the sector they are employed in. It is right that the Government continue to work to give that support. I am committed to doing that, as are all Secretaries of State across Government.