Covid Inquiry: PM prolonging pain of grieving families by delaying inquiry

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Coronavirus has spearheaded calls for both a public inquiry into the pandemic, and a Covid Memorial Day to remember the lives lost and lives changed by the pandemic.

Responding to the Prime Minister's Statement confirming an inquiry and a commemoration commission, Layla Moran MP, Chair of the APPG on Coronavirus, said:

"Delaying the inquiry by another year will only prolong the pain being felt by grieving families and means vital lessons will go unlearned.

"There is no time to waste in ensuring the NHS and social care sector are better prepared against Covid variants and a potential third wave.

"Our cross-party inquiry will continue to hold the government to account and ensure mistakes of the past are not repeated as we enter the next critical stage of the pandemic.

"We also look forward to contributing to the Commission on Commemoration, building on our successful cross-party Covid Memorial campaign backed by nurses, doctors and local councils."

ENDS

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Notes to Editors

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is conducting a cross-party parliamentary inquiry into the government’s handling of the pandemic and has so far held over 20 hearings and made over 40 recommendations. More information is available here.