Wednesday 23 June 2021 / 1:25 PM Alison McGovern / Coronavirus

Labour calls on the Government to stop holding the UK back by coming clean on the results from the ERP

Alison McGovern MP, Labour’s Shadow Culture Minister, responding to leaked information from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, showing positive results from the Events Research Programme, said:

“As requested by the Government, Directors of Public Health, events companies and members of the public put in every effort to test safe ways to go ahead with live music, nightclubs, sports events and other large scale events. And yet now the Government won’t share the data to confirm if it works and allow them to plan.

“Businesses need to be able to plan and the public should know what is possible to make sure the summer is both safe and fun. They all deserve a lot better than this messing about from the Conservatives. Why does Boris Johnson find it so hard to be transparent with us?”