Wednesday 12 May 2021 / 8:36 PM Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner comments on the announcement of an inquiry into the Government’s handling of Coronavirus

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader and Shadow Chancellor for the Duchy of Lancaster, commenting on the announcement of an inquiry into the Government’s handling of Coronavirus, said:

 

“This inquiry must have the confidence of bereaved families from the outset, particularly in determining the terms of reference of the inquiry.

 

“The Government cannot kick the can down the road to next spring – this inquiry must begin as soon as possible, not next year. The families of all those who have tragically lost their lives during this pandemic deserve answers, and we must learn the lessons. It is particularly urgent that the inquiry begins now given the Prime Minister is himself predicting a further wave of infections later this year, with more lives potentially at stake.

 

“Labour will be working with bereaved families, trade unions and other organisations to ensure that this inquiry is truly independent, fully public and has the support and confidence of the families and all those who have worked on the frontline during this pandemic.”

 

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