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.
- Watch Parliament TV: Coronavirus: lessons learnt
- Inquiry: Coronavirus: lessons learnt
- Health and Social Care Committee
- Science and Technology Committee
Wednesday 26 May, virtual meeting
- 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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