Ethnic Groups: Coronavirus

Scotland Office written question – answered on 1st July 2020.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

If he will make a comparative assessment of the effect of covid-19 on the BAME community in Scotland and England.

Photo of Iain Stewart Iain Stewart Government Whip

Both Public Health England and Public Health Scotland have published early analysis looking at the impact of COVID-19 on BAME Communities.

There is much more work to do to understand what is driving these disparities and how the different risk factors interact, and we are absolutely determined to get to the bottom of this and find ways of closing that gap.

The UK Government has committed to commission further research and Scottish Government have established a group on this issue.

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