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All-party group of MPs to launch rapid inquiry into government response to coronavirus

A cross-party group of MPs is launching a rapid inquiry into the Government response to coronavirus ahead of the winter months.


All-party Group Of MPs To Launch Rapid Inquiry Into Government Response To Coronavirus

  • Newly created all-party parliamentary group (APPG) chaired by Layla Moran MP will take evidence from public, bereaved families, health experts and professional bodies
  • Group aims to learn lessons from UK handling of coronavirus to ensure greater preparedness ahead of the winter months
  • Other MPs on group include Conservative Dr Dan Poulter and Labour’s Clive Lewis 
  • Widespread calls for public inquiry and rapid review being taken up by group so key recommendations can emerge quickly, with inquiry to be completed by end of summer

A cross-party group of MPs is launching a rapid inquiry into the Government response to coronavirus ahead of the winter months.


Minutes: Inaugural Meeting

Wednesday, 08 July 2020, 15.00pm

In Attendance:
Layla Moran MP, Dr Dan Poulter MP, Liz Saville-Roberts MP, Dr Philippa Whitford MP, Baroness Jenny Jones, Debbie Abrahams MP, Munira Wilson MP, Baroness Masham of Ilton

Non-voting attendees: Tom Brufatto, Dr Mike Galsworthy, Sam Payne, Ellie Dyer.

Apologies: Clive Lewis MP, Caroline Lucas MP

 


Nearly three in five Brits want a coronavirus inquiry

  • 57% say public inquiry should take place on UK response to COVID, and majority of Brits claim government ISN’T prepared to handle potential peak this winter
  • Research comes ahead of first meeting this Wednesday of cross-party group of MPs seeking to ensure lessons are learned
  • Incoming chair Layla Moran MP: ‘each day brings more evidence of catastrophic mistakes in the handling of this pandemic’

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