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First of Scrutiny's Covid-19 hearings tomorrow

First of Scrutiny's Covid-19 hearings tomorrow

Sunday 12 July 2020

First of Scrutiny's Covid-19 hearings tomorrow

Representatives from Health & Social Care will be the first to come under scrutiny as part of a series of public hearings reviewing the States' response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Scrutiny Management Committee is holding the public hearing with HSC, starting at 09:30 on Tuesday 14 July at the Castel Douzaine Rooms.

This is the first of a series of three public hearings regarding the response of our government to the COVID-19 pandemic," said Scrutiny President Chris Green. 

"In this hearing, we will focus on the response by the Committee for Health and Social Care to the pandemic, the issues that arose and any lessons learnt. I very much welcome this opportunity to explore forensically the issues involved. Together with two further public hearings later on in the month, we hope to collate a summary of the key lessons learnt so far and to reflect on issues for the future.” 

Deputy Jennifer Merrett

Pictured: Deputy Jennifer Merrett, pictured, Deputy Chris Green and non-States member Peter Harwood will make up the Scrutiny panel. 

The committee has resorted to formal written questions in order to find out more about the rationale behind basing the payroll co-funding scheme on the minimum wage, when places such as Jersey and the UK have operated more generous furlough schemes. 

Members of the public are welcome to attend but are not able to ask questions or make any comment whilst the hearing is in progress.

Pictured top: Deputy Chris Green.

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