Core UK decision-making and Political Governance – Scotland (Module 2A) – Public Hearings


Broadcast

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Agenda

10:00 am

  • Opening Statements
  • Impact Video
  • Counsel to the Inquiry

2:00 pm

  • Opening Statements
    Core Participants

Please note timings are provisional and subject to change.

Module 2A Impact Film

The following film was screened during the opening public hearing of Module 2A on 16 January 2024. In her opening remarks, the Chair, Baroness Hallett, said:

“The impact films reminds us all why the Inquiry into the Covid-19 pandemic matters.

“Like its predecessors, it’s extremely moving and there will be those who find it too distressing to watch.

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Agenda

10:00 am

  • Jane Morrison (Scottish Covid Bereaved)
  • Roz Foyer (General Secretary of Scottish Trade Union Congress)
  • Doctor Jim Elder-Woodward OBE (Convenor: Inclusion Scotland)
  • Roger Halliday (Former Chief Statistician and Joint Head of Covid Modelling and Analysis Team for the Scottish Government) and Scott Heald (Director for Data & Digital Innovation at Public Health Scotland)

2:00 pm

  • Roger Halliday (Former Chief Statistician and Joint Head of Covid Modelling and Analysis Team for the Scottish Government) and Scott Heald (Director for Data & Digital Innovation at Public Health Scotland) continued
  • Doctor Audrey MacDougall (Chief Social Researcher and Former Joint Head of Covid Modelling and Analysis Team for the Scottish Government)

Please note timings are provisional and subject to change.

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Timetable

Agenda

10:00 am

  • Professor Paul Cairney (Expert)
  • Doctor Donald Macaskill (Chief Executive of Scottish Care)

2:00 pm

  • Doctor Donald Macaskill (Chief Executive of Scottish Care) continued
  • Nicola Dickie (Director of People Policy of COSLA)

Please note timings are provisional and subject to change.

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10:00 am

  • Lesley Fraser (Director-General Corporate of Scottish Government)
  • Ken Thomson CB (former Director-General for Strategy & External Affairs in the Scottish Government)

2:00 pm

  • Doctor Jim McMenamin (Head of Infections Service, Strategic Incident Director at Public Health Scotland) and Doctor Nick Phin (Current Director of Public Health Science for Public Health Scotland, previously Deputy Director at Public Health England’s National Infections Service)

Please note timings are provisional and subject to change.

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10:00 am

Civil service / Advisory Evidence
Caroline Lamb
(Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Director-General Health and Social Care)
Prof. Sir Gregor Smith (Chief Medical Officer for Scotland)

2:00 pm

Prof. Sir Gregor Smith (Chief Medical Officer for Scotland) continued
Prof. Sheila Rowan
(Former Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland)

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10:00 am

Civil service / Advisory Evidence
Prof. Jason Leitch, CBE
(National Clinical Director for the Scottish Government)
Prof. Devi Sridhar (Professor and Chair of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh)

2:00 pm

Independent Advisory Evidence
Prof. Andrew Morris
(Professor of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh)

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Timetable

Agenda

10:00 am

Independent Advisory Evidence
Prof. Mark Woolhouse
(Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh)
Prof. Stephen Reicher
(Professor of Psychology, University of St Andrews)

2:00 pm

Dr. Pablo Grez (University of Strathclyde)
Prof. Susan McVie (Professor of Quantitative Criminology at University of Edinburgh)

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10:00 am

Ministerial Evidence
Alister Jack MP
(Secretary of State for Scotland)
Elizabeth Lloyd (Former Chief of Staff to Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP)

2:00 pm

Humza Yousaf MSP (First Minister for Scotland)

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10:00 am

Ministerial Evidence
Michael Gove 
(Former Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and current Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

2:00 pm

Jeane Freeman (Former Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport)

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10:00 am

Ministerial Evidence
Kate Forbes 
(Former Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Economy – Scottish Minister)
John Swinney (Former Deputy First Minister for Scotland)

2:00 pm

John Swinney (Former Deputy First Minister for Scotland) continued

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10:00 am

Ministerial Evidence
Nicola Sturgeon 
(Former First Minister for Scotland)

2:00 pm

Nicola Sturgeon (Former First Minister for Scotland) continued

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Agenda

10:00 am

Alister Jack MP (Secretary of State for Scotland)
Closing Statements
Core Participants

2:00 pm

Closing Statements
Core Participants