Marsha de Cordova MP, Labour’s Shadow Women’s and Equalities Secretary, responding to reports that the publication of the PHE review into BAME deaths from Covid-19 will be delayed, said:
“It is unacceptable that this review should be delayed without a given date for its publication. BAME communities need answers.
“There is a gross irony in delaying the release of a report into the unequal suffering of the BAME community, on the basis of global events that relate to the suffering of black communities around the world.
“If anything, recent events make the release of this report all the more urgent. If the government is serious about tackling racial injustice, they should not be shying away from understanding into why these injustices exist.”