Tuesday 11 May 2021 / 4:35 PM Angela Rayner / Coronavirus

Labour responds to PM’s commitment for public inquiry into Government’s handling of Covid pandemic within this session of Parliament

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader, responding to the Prime Minister’s commitment to establish a public inquiry into the Government’s handling of the Covid pandemic within this session of Parliament, said:

“We welcome this commitment and will hold the Prime Minister to it.

“It must be entirely open and truly independent, have the trust and confidence of bereaved families, and cannot be an exercise in the Government marking its own homework.

“We went into this pandemic with the foundations of our public services and our communities weakened by a decade of Conservative governments. We must learn lessons from that, as well as from how the crisis has been handled.”