Coronavirus: Anniversaries

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 13th April 2021.

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Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of recognising 23 March as an annual day of memorial in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

While the Government’s immediate focus is on protecting the lives and livelihoods of the nation, the appropriate way to remember those who have lost their lives and to recognise those involved in the unprecedented response is something the Government is considering very carefully. We will set out the Government’s proposed approach to this important matter in due course.

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