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MPs question Dominic Cummings on Government decision-making over pandemic

19 May 2021

The joint inquiry of the Health and Social Care Committee and Science and Technology Committee considers what lessons can be drawn from the Government’s handling of the pandemic that could be applied now and in the future.


Wednesday 26 May, virtual meeting

At 9.30am

  • Dominic Cummings, former chief adviser to the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister’s former Chief Adviser Dominic Cummings will face questions on decisions taken, during his time working in Government, to deal with the threat of covid-19.

MPs are expected to focus on decision-making in the early months of the pandemic; the level of scientific evidence available to the Government; its border policy; and the effectiveness of its public health messaging and communications. The timing of lockdowns and other restrictions, procurement processes, and decisions about community testing and contact tracing are among other issues expected to be addressed.

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