Covid 19 Inquiry: Statement on Judicial Review

On the 5th June 2023 , The Minister Jeremy Quinn made a statement to the House on the Government’s position on issuing Judicial Review proceedings on the Covid 19 Inquiry to prevent all documents being produced to the Chair of the Inquiry.  The Chair, Dame Heather Hallett has asked for documents to be produced so that she as the Chair can decide what is relevant. It may not necessarily be for disclosure but it would be for the Chair to decide. I asked the Minister:   

“The Minister has not answered the question about why he thinks the Government should decide what is and is not relevant, rather than the chair of the inquiry. He has said how well qualified she is; will he please now answer that question?”