Health & Social Care Secretary to answer questions on handling of the pandemic


Health & Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock is to answer MPs’ questions this week on the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The session at 9.30am on Thursday, 10 June is part of the joint inquiry of the Health and Social Care Committee and Science and Technology Committee into coronavirus: lessons learnt.

MPs will focus on the decisions taken around spring 2020 and autumn/winter 2020 lockdowns; UK preparedness for pandemics; and the impact of variant B.1.167.2 on the Government’s lockdown-easing roadmap.   

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The joint inquiry is considering the lessons that can be drawn from the Government’s handling of the pandemic that could be applied now and in the future.   

Mr Hancock has come under intense pressure following a series of allegations made by the PM’s former chief advisor Dominic Cummings to the Committee regarding the Government’s handling of the pandemic.

The Health & Social Care Secretary last weekend refuted claims by Mr Cummings that he promised people discharged from hospitals to care homes at the beginning of the pandemic would be tested for COVID-19.

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