Tories’ competence questioned as minister fails to clarify lockdown rules

Gillian Keegan criticised after being unable to answer question on latest restrictions

A government minister has been unable to clarify whether new restrictions banning households in swathes of north-east England from meeting indoors applies to pub and restaurant gardens, as a raft of stricter measures were enforced on parts of the country.

The education minister Gillian Keegan was unable to give details on whether the latest restrictions in north-east England stop people from separate households meeting in pub and restaurant gardens.

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