Calls For Covid Enquiry in Wales

Written by on 25th August 2021

Opposition parties in the Senedd have renewed their call on the Welsh Government to hold a separate public enquiry into the way the pandemic was handled here, in addition to taking part in the UK wide one to be set up by the UK government next year.

It comes after the Scottish Government announced their own enquiry will start later this year.

Both Plaid Cymru and the Conservatives have consistently called for such an enquiry to be set up in Wales and Welsh Conservative Senedd Leader Andrew RT Davies says:

Nicola Sturgeon’s confirmation the Scottish Government will hold a judge led inquiry into the pandemic in Scotland means Wales is now the only part of mainland UK without a specific inquiry and he’s written to the First Minister to call on the Welsh Government to follow suit.

Plaid Cymru Health and Care spokesperson Rhun ap Iorwerth MS says “Wales rightly acted independently in so many areas during the pandemic and with so many of the relevant policy areas devolved, and so many decisions having been taken in Wales, we need a Wales-specific inquiry.


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