MPs to question Secretary of State

09 April 2020

PLEASE NOTE: date of evidence session has changed to Friday 17 April.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock faces questions from the Health and Social Care Committee on the progress of the Government’s plans to carry out 100,000 tests for COVID-19 everyday by the end of April.  

MPs will also focus on the Government’s overall strategy, development and effectiveness of antibody tests, medicines that could be used to treat coronavirus, and the timing of updated guidance on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in community care settings.   

The session will have remote participation by witnesses and Committee members.


Friday 17 April 2020

At 10.00am  

Panel One  

  • Dame Donna Kinnair, Chief Executive and General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing  

  • Dr Alison Pittard, Dean, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine   

  • Prof Anthony Costello, Professor of Global Health and Sustainable Development, UCL Institute for Global Health

From 10.30am 

Panel Two

  • Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

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