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Committee to hold special meeting on new lockdown measures

2 November 2020

On Tuesday 3 November, the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee will hold a special meeting to specifically explore the evidence behind the measures, due to come into force on 5 November, announced by the Prime Minister on Saturday 31 October. This will be ahead of the expected debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday 4 November.

 

Witnesses

Tuesday 3 November

At 2.30pm

  • Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser; and
  • Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England

Chair's comments 

Commenting on the announcement of the session, Chair of the Committee, Greg Clark MP said:

“This is an important moment in the handling of the pandemic. Parliament must have the chance to understand and question the evidence and rationale behind the new restrictions in advance of Wednesday’s debate and vote. I am grateful to Sir Patrick Vallance and Professor Chris Whitty for having agreed immediately to my request to appear before the Science and Technology Committee on Tuesday.”

Further information

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