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Committee publishes letter from Michael Gove on Covid-19 vaccine certificates

12 March 2021

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee has published correspondence from Michael Gove setting out the Government’s plans for a review of the efficacy of ‘Covid-19 vaccine certificates’ (or vaccine passports).

The letter sets out Government’s timescale for conducting a review on whether some form of certification could play a role in reopening the economy, reducing restrictions on social contact or improving safety. Mr Gove has however, refused to appear before the Committee to discuss how the review will operate and instead offered to appear only once the review has been completed.

The Committee feel this is an area that requires immediate scrutiny and so will be holding an evidence session to look at the ethical and legal issues surrounding the potential use of ‘vaccine certificates’ on Tuesday 23 March. Further information will be announced in due course.

Witness schedule

Tuesday 23 March, from 9.30am:

  • Gracie Bradley, Interim Director of Liberty
  • Rt Hon David Davis MP
  • Professor Jonathan Wolff, Alfred Landecker Professor of Values and Public Policy at the University of Oxford

Further information

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