Covid-19 Update - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:23 pm on 14th October 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Labour 1:23 pm, 14th October 2020

My Lords, the House will have noted that the Leader of the House, in answering the questions put by my noble friend Lady Smith, did not answer the specific question of whether or not the Cabinet was aware of, or saw, the SAGE advice for 21 September before the decision was taken to have a lockdown. Perhaps the noble Baroness could answer that now. Perhaps she could also say why the Prime Minister, having relied so heavily on scientific advice, chose on this occasion to ignore it and to ignore the warnings about the catastrophic position if it were ignored.