Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies - Private Notice Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:18 pm on 28th April 2020.

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Photo of Viscount Waverley Viscount Waverley Crossbench 2:18 pm, 28th April 2020

On the one hand, the relaying of professional opinions—and, importantly, how those opinions have been arrived at—to decision-makers via trusted channels that have immediate access does, I believe, have merit. However, will the Government dispel any doubts that crucial considerations by those professionals are not in any way interfered with, influenced or diluted for political expediency, and that the distinction between observation and participation is being strictly adhered to?