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Joint Inquiry to examine Government Strategy for pandemic preparedness

27 November 2020

On 2 December, the Science and Technology Committee and the Health and Social Care Committee will hold its second evidence session of the week as part of its joint inquiry into lessons learnt from the pandemic response. 

Purpose of the session

Chaired by Greg Clark MP—Chair of the Science and Technology Committe—the session will focus on Government strategy for pandemic preparedness and the lessons learned from Exercise Cygnus.

The session will also explore cross-Government arrangements and internal structures for contingency planning.


Wednesday 2 December

At 9.30am

Panel one

  • Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England (2010–2019)
  • Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser (2013–17)

At 10.30am

Panel two

  • Sir Oliver Letwin, Cabinet Office Minister (2010–2016)
  • Lord Mark Sedwill, Cabinet Secretary (2018–2020)

Further information

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