Select Committee on Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:26 pm on 18th March 2021.

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Photo of Karin Smyth Karin Smyth Labour, Bristol South 1:26 pm, 18th March 2021

The Chair of the Committee referred to our evidence about data sharing locally and the Government’s decision to set up new organisations. The British Medical Association said:

“Our devastating mortality figures could in part be a result of the failure of the Government to…share data”.

With rates still variable across the country, how does the hon. Member think we can ensure that the Government learn those lessons—to include and trust local experts—as we come out of lockdown?