Marsha de Cordova MP, Labour’s Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary, commenting on the news that the EHRC will lead an inquiry into the impact of coronavirus on ethnic minorities, said:
“Labour welcomes the EHRC’s inquiry to identify actions to address racial injustices in our society.
“The coronavirus crisis has shone a light on these inequalities, but the Government has consistently failed to take action to save BAME people’s lives during this pandemic.
“Now is the time to take steps to tackle systemic racism, discrimination and injustice in Britain.
“The Government must take action based on the findings and recommendations of the EHRC’s inquiry”.