To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the terms of reference of the inquiry into the Government’s handling of the covid-19 pandemic will be published.

Response (Julia Lopez MP)

On 12 May, the Prime Minister confirmed to this House that a public inquiry into COVID-19 would be established on a statutory basis, with full formal powers, and that it will begin its work in spring 2022.

Further details, including terms of reference, will be set out in due course.