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Screening: Coronavirus

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 113148, tabled on 27 January 2022

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the terms of the inquiry into the Government's handling of the covid-19 pandemic are; and whether that inquiry will consider the Government's decisions on the procurement of lateral flow tests produced overseas.

Answered on

7 February 2022

The Prime Minister has appointed the Rt Hon Baroness Heather Hallett DBE to chair the public inquiry into COVID-19. The inquiry will be established on a statutory basis, with formal powers, and will begin its work in Spring 2022.

Draft terms of reference will be published in due course, following consultation with Baroness Hallett and ministers from the devolved administrations. As set out in the Prime Minister’s statement on 15 December, Baroness Hallett will then lead a process of public consultation, including with bereaved families and other affected groups, before the terms of reference are finalised.

Answered by

Cabinet Office