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Unequal impact? Coronavirus and BAME people

Inquiry

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From the Unequal Impact: coronavirus and the impact on people with protected characteristics inquiry, the Women and Equalities Committee is launching three sub-inquiries.

Read more about our decision to launch the sub-inquires here.

In this sub-inquiry, the Committee wants to explore the pre-existing inequalities facing BAME people and how these inequalities have impacted on their vulnerability to the virus. The Committee is also interested in solutions to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic on BAME people. The Committee is particularly keen to hear from BAME people throughout this sub-inquiry.  

Reports and government responses

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Oral evidence transcripts

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15 July 2020
Inquiry Unequal impact? Coronavirus and BAME people
Witnesses Kemi Badenoch MP (Under-Secretary of State for Equalities at Government Equalities Office), Jo Churchill MP (Under-Secretary of State for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care at Department for Health and Social Care), Chris Pincher MP (Minister of State for Housing at Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government), Dorian Kennedy (Deputy Director, Children, Families and Communities at Department for Health and Social Care), Emma Fraser (Director, Housing Markets and Strategy at Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government), and Marcus Bell (Director, Race Disparity Unit at Cabinet Office)
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Oral Evidence
1 July 2020
Inquiry Unequal impact? Coronavirus and BAME people
Witnesses Cym D'Souza (Chair at BMENational), Dr Andrea Barry (Senior Analyst at Joseph Rowntree Foundation), and Dr Zubaida Haque (Interim Director at The Runnymede Trust)
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Oral Evidence
17 June 2020
Inquiry Unequal impact? Coronavirus and BAME people
Witnesses Dr Chaand Nagpaul (Chair at British Medical Association), Professor Kamlesh Khunti (Primary Care, Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at University of Leicester), Professor Lucinda Platt (Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at London School of Economics), Barbara Palmer (Member at Race Council Cymru), Rosie Lewis (Member at The Angelou Centre), and Naz Zaman (Member at Lancashire BME Network)
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Oral Evidence
Witnesses Refugee Action - Colchester
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Written Evidence
Witnesses Professor Lucinda Platt (Professor at London School of Economics)
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Written Evidence
Witnesses C Clayton, R Clayton, and M Potter
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Written Evidence

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