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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 43900, tabled on 6 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many times the ethics advisory board for the covid-19 Tracking App has met to date; who attended each of those meetings; and if he will publish the minutes of those meetings.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

21 May 2020

The Ethics Advisory Board (EAB) has been meeting weekly since Thursday 2 April and has met five times to date. A list of members is published at the following link:

As well as board members, meetings are attended by a secretariat and the EAB may also invite expert stakeholders to attend. The Board’s Terms of Reference allow for agreed minutes to be made publicly available.

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