Thursday 11 June 2020 / 6:34 PM Coronavirus / Marsha de Cordova

De Cordova responds to reports about gov’t failure to publish separate PHE review into BAME deaths

Marsha De Cordova MP, Labour’s Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary, responding to reports that the government failed to publish a separate PHE review into BAME deaths from Covid, which provided recommendations, said:

“It is a scandal that the Government appears to have blocked a review that included recommendations that could help save Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic lives during this crisis.

“The Government’s failure to publish this review is yet another in a litany of failures to support BAME communities during Covid-19.

“The Government must now urgently publish these recommendations in full and provide an explanation for its lack of transparency on this review. Black Lives Matter is more than just a slogan, we cannot wait any longer for action to tackle racial injustice.”