Covid-19 Update

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:10 pm on 16th July 2020.

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Photo of Munira Wilson Munira Wilson Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care) 5:10 pm, 16th July 2020

Today Sir Patrick Vallance told the Science and Technology Committee:

“It is clear that the outcome has not been good in the UK;
I think we can be absolutely clear about that.”

Although I am delighted that the Prime Minister committed to my right hon. Friend Sir Edward Davey yesterday that we will have an independent inquiry, we need to learn lessons urgently now ahead of a second wave, not least following the warnings in the Academy of Medical Sciences report earlier this week that suggested that we need to rapidly improve test and trace capacity and our PPE resilience. Will the Secretary of State tell the House what he is doing to make sure that we learn from our mistakes?