Chair of UK Covid inquiry urges Johnson to broaden its scope

After complaints about terms of reference, Lady Hallett calls for more focus on pandemic’s unequal impact

The chair of the UK Covid-19 public inquiry has urged the prime minister to significantly widen its scope to better examine the pandemic’s unequal impact on ethnic minority people, children and the UK’s mental health.

Heather Hallett asked Boris Johnson to beef up the inquiry after receiving more than 20,000 responses to a public consultation on the government’s draft terms of reference, which many civic groups complained were too narrow. If the PM ratifies the redrawn terms, it would considerably extend a statutory inquiry which some experts predict is on course to be the largest in modern British history.

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