The government are refusing to publish their findings over an internal review into the handling of the pandemic which has killed more than 110,000 people in the UK so far.
According to the Huffington Post has claimed that the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) undertook an internal inquiry into the government’s handling of the pandemic.
On Wednesday Boris Johnson said that a full inquiry into the government’s handling and actions of the pandemic will start in Spring 2022.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman was asked over the existence of an internal review.
He told Huffington Post, “What you are referring to is an informal, not public-facing work.
“As you’d expect it’s standard practice for departments to look into ways that they can continually improve.
“That’s been done previously, it’s been done throughout this pandemic.
“The government has learned from, as we have gone along, dealing with this novel Coronavirus… on treatments, on diagnostics.”
Sir Ed Dave, Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey urged Johnson to set up the independent process ‘on behalf of bereaved families across the country.”
He told MPs in the Commons on Wednesday that Johnson announced an inquiry will be held in 2022.
He said it will place “the state’s actions under the microscope,” and added, “Amid such tragedy, the state has an obligation to examine its actions as rigorously and candidly as possible.”
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