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Boris Johnson to face questioning by Select Committee Chairs on coronavirus

22 May 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will give evidence to the Liaison Committee – the committee of Select Committee Chairs – on Weds 27 May at 16.00 hrs. The virtual discussion is expected to continue until 17.30.

Chair's comments

Liaison Committee Chair Bernard Jenkin said:

“I am grateful to the Prime Minister for such a swift response to the Liaison Committee’s invitation, and for his agreeing to give evidence next week.

“The coronavirus pandemic has led to a centralisation of power which is unusual in peacetime, making the Prime Minister more personally accountable than usual. 

“Whether on care homes, PPE, the re-opening of schools, the quarantining of international travellers, on how and when to end to the lockdown, and the economic impact it has been having, committee chairs are in a unique position to scrutinise the whole of government, to bring out truth and to increase understanding within government as well as more widely."

“This is the only way to promote learning and improvement so we make better decisions in the future.”

Witness

Wednesday 27 May 2020

At 4pm:

  • Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, Prime Minister

Further information

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