Liz leads Urgent Question on Covid tests in care homes

Matt Hancock repeatedly claimed he threw a “protective ring” around care homes during the pandemic but nothing could be further from the truth.

But WhatsApp messages from the former Health Secretary revealed in the Telegraph, suggest nothing could be further from the truth.

The messages suggest that the Chief Medical Officer first advised the Government to test all residents going into care homes in early April but that the former Health Secretary rejected this advice and failed to introduce community testing until 14 August – a staggering four months later?

The families of the 43,000 people who died from Covid in care homes deserve proper answers about what happened. Watch the Urgent Question on the floor of the House of Commons above.
You can also read about the Urgent Question on BBC News, in the Guardian, Mail, Telegraph, Mirror and on Sky News.