PM reveals there are more than 6,000 swine flu cases in UK

July 1, 2009 at 3:53 pm Leave a comment

by reports on the exchanges during this week’s session of questions to the prime minister.

Bob Spink (Independent, Castle Point) paid tribute to armed forces as the “bravest and best in the world”. On swine flu, he asked what the government was doing to tackle the problem.

Gordon Brown responded that he shared Spink’s respect for the armed forces.

He explained that Cobra had met for an emergency meeting today, and the total number of confirmed cases of swine flu has reached 6,538.

The large rise in cases means that a “more flexible, local approach” is needed, the prime minister said. “We continue to monitor the situation closely” and “will adapt these approaches as the situation changes”, he added.

Jim McGovern (Lab, Dundee West) called for the Blackwatch’s “famous” insignia to be maintained.

Brown replied: “I can assure him that the traditions that he talks about will be maintained.”

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