Aylesbury MP Rob Butler calls on Government to keep gyms open

Mr Butler asked the Government Minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport what they were doing to try and keep the gyms open.

Thursday, 5th November 2020, 2:16 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th November 2020, 2:21 pm
Rob Butler on weblink to the House of Commons

Rob Butler asked Oliver Dowden the following in the Houses of Parliament yesterday:

"Over the last few days I have received many requests from my constituents in Aylesbury to keep gyms, swimming pools and golf courses open, to enable people to maintain not just their physical, but their mental health too.

"What can my RT Hon friend do to convince the cabinet office to consider this?"

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Oliver Dowden replied: "

" It is a great regret to me, the PM and the chancellor that these restrictions had to be imposed.

"However they are necessary to help control the virus that thrives on social interaction, but I can assure him I am working closely with other minister to ensure they will be at the front of the queue once these restrictions expire."