Paymaster General and Secretary of State questioned on Government’s response to Coronavirus

13 July 2020

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee investigate the Government’s approach to legislating for new powers to respond to the crisis, including it’s decision to draft and pass an emergency new act of Parliament instead of utilising the exiting emergency powers in the Civil Contingencies Act.


 Tuesday 14 July, virtual session

At 9.30am

  • Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Paymaster General
  • Katharine Hammond, Director, Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office
  • Edward Argar MP, Minister of State, Department of Health and Social Care
  • Clara Swinson, Director General, Global and Public Health

The session also examines the Government’s wider response to the pandemic, including the development and implementation of lockdown measures and guidance, the use of data and co-ordination with devolved governments.

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