Scottish and UK Covid-19 Inquiries formalise how they will work together 

An agreement has been published setting out how the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry and the UK Covid-19 Inquiry will work together. A memorandum of understanding has been signed by both inquiries and formalises the process. 

Lord Brailsford, Chair of the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry, met Baroness Heather Hallett, Chair of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry, to explore how to minimise duplication of investigation, evidence gathering and reporting. 

The agreement includes commitments to providing clear information to the public about how each Inquiry will carry out its investigations in Scotland, minimise duplication of work through information sharing and maximise value for money to the public purse.  

Lord Brailsford, Chair of the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry, said: 

“This agreement reflects an understanding between both Inquiries as to how we will seek to avoid duplication and enhance public understanding of each other’s work, including our parallel public engagement exercises. 

“By working together we aim to ensure no issues fall through gaps and that we share information and plans, for the benefit of the people of Scotland.” 

The Inquiries will meet regularly and will share information on those topics that are within both Inquiries’ Terms of Reference.  

The Memorandum of Understanding is available in full on our Working with the UK Inquiry page.