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Coronavirus: Inquiries

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL844, tabled on 8 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to call for a full independent inquiry into the possibility of the COVID-19 virus leaking from a laboratory in Wuhan.

Answered on

21 June 2021

A transparent, independent and science-led investigation is an important part of the international effort to understand the origins of COVID-19. The World Health Organization convened a group of independent experts to begin a study and phase one reported on 30 March 2021. We will work with our international partners to ensure a timely, transparent, evidence-based and expert-led phase two of this study.