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Data Transparency and Accountability: Covid 19

Inquiry

The Covid 19 pandemic has highlighted how important data is to Government for decision making, and the significance of data transparency for the public and Parliament in holding Government to account.

This inquiry was focused on decision making and transparency in response to Covid 19, using this as a case study to draw out recommendations that can be applied more broadly.

Read the key points in an interactive summary of our report

 

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Eighth Report - Government transparency and accountability during Covid 19: The data underpinning decisions
Inquiry Data Transparency and Accountability: Covid 19
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
HC 803
Report
Response to this report
First Special Report - Government transparency and accountability during Covid 19: The data underpinning decisions: Government’s response to the Committee’s Eighth Report of Session 2019–21
HC 234
Special Report
Response to this report
Letter from Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on the Committee's Eighth Report, Data Transparency and Accountability during COVID-19, dated 24.03.21
Correspondence
Response to this report
Letter from Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the Committee's Eighth Report, Data Transparency and Accountability during COVID-19, dated 24.03.21
Correspondence
First Special Report - Government transparency and accountability during Covid 19: The data underpinning decisions: Government’s response to the Committee’s Eighth Report of Session 2019–21
Inquiry Data Transparency and Accountability: Covid 19
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
HC 234
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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4 February 2021
Inquiry Data Transparency and Accountability: Covid 19
Witnesses Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP (HM Paymaster General, Cabinet Office), James Bowler CB (Permanent Secretary at the Cabinet Office, leading the COVID Taskforce), Helen Whately MP (Minister of State for Social Care at the Department of Health and Social Care), and Clara Swinson (Director General for Global Health at the Department of Health and Social Care)
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
19 January 2021
Inquiry Data Transparency and Accountability: Covid 19
Witnesses Professor Steve Reicher (Professor of Social Psychology at University of St Andrews), Professor David Halpern (Chief Executive at Behavioural Insights Team), Ed Conway (Economics Editor and Head of Data at Sky News), Richard Earley (Public Policy Manager at Facebook), and Dr Richard Fletcher (Senior Research Fellow at Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism)
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
16 December 2020
Inquiry Data Transparency and Accountability: Covid 19
Witnesses Emma McClarkin (Chief Executive Officer at British Beer and Pub Association), Julian Bird (Chief Executive Officer at Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre), Bill Sweeney (Chief Executive Officer at Rugby Football Union), and Andrew Goodacre (Chief Executive Officer at British Independent Retailers Association)
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
DTA0050 - Data Transparency and Accountability: Covid 19
Witnesses Election Maps UK
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
DTA0049 - Data Transparency and Accountability: Covid 19
Witnesses The Royal Society
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
DTA0048 - Data Transparency and Accountability: Covid 19
Witnesses Full Fact, and Full Fact
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: pacac@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 3268 (General Enquiries) / 020 7219 8430, 07834 172 099 (Media Enquiries)
  • Address: Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA