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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Public services: lessons from coronavirus

Public Services Committee
Public services: lessons from coronavirus

Wednesday 9 September 2020

Start times: 3.00pm (private) 3.00pm (public)

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BAME people’s access to public services during lockdown: Committee explores challenges

Peers looking into how COVID-19 has affected public services and lessons to be learned from the lockdown will explore what the outbreak has taught providers about improving access for BAME users, and what challenges BAME people have faced since the outbreak began.

Meeting details

At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Public services: lessons from coronavirus
Associate Director at Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity, University of Manchester

Possible questions include:

  • Can existing inequalities of access to public services account for higher coronavirus death rates among BAME people?
  • What should the Government do in the future to improve access to public services for BAME people?
  • What has been the effect of local lockdowns on BAME people’s ability to access public services in those areas?


Further Information


Virtual meeting (webcast)