We have established a public inquiry to examine the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland. Find out more.
We are keen to hear a wide range of views on the Aims and principles paper – not to take evidence on behalf of the inquiry but instead to seek views on our approach to setting up the inquiry.
You may wish to consider the following questions:
- what do you think the inquiry should cover?
- what do you think the inquiry should not cover?
- is there any type of evidence that you think is essential for the inquiry to obtain?
- what should happen to ensure the inquiry is completed as quickly as reasonable thoroughness permits?
- how should the inquiry report its progress?
- should there be interim reports? If so, what should the inquiry deal with in interim reports?
- should the inquiry be required to make recommendations?
- what should be done to ensure everyone learns from the inquiry?
- how should the inquiry be designed so that it takes a person-centred, human rights-based approach to its work? For example, do you have views on inclusiveness and accessibility of venues and information?
- what help and support could be made available for those participating in the inquiry?
- do you have views on whether there should be a panel of members and/or assessors, in addition to the inquiry chair?
- do you have any other comments about the design of the COVID-19 Public Inquiry?
Analytical colleagues from the Scottish Government will develop a report in order to capture input. The analysis will be conducted by analysts in line with our Social Research Code and core values of integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality.
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