Monday 15 March 2021 / 8:59 AM Rachel Reeves

Rachel Reeves responds to report on Government transparency and accountability during the pandemic

Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, responding to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee report on Government transparency and accountability during Covid 19 pandemic said:

“This underlines the absolutely crucial need for this government to be far more transparent and honest, something Labour has consistently called for.

“Open and accountable governments make better governments, but Johnson’s administration has not only acted unlawfully in this regard, but also seems willing too often to bend the truth.

“With growing stories of taxpayer waste and cronyism, they should take the lessons from today’s report and immediately ramp up transparency to reassure the British people that they are using their money responsibly in the fight against Covid.”