Case Study: Test and Trace
Pandemic-related select committee activity
According to the Institute for Government, the Women and Equalities Committee had the highest proportion of Covid-related inquiries (6 of 12, 50%), driven by ‘four inquiries focused on the unequal impact of the pandemic on groups with protected characteristics — an area of particular concern during Covid’. The Health and Social Care Committee had the second highest proportion of inquiries related to Covid (4 of 11, 36%). These ranged from inquiries into the short-term response to the pandemic to the longer-term implications for the NHS.
Adapted from the Institute for Government, Parliamentary Monitor 2021