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Tories must appoint minister to oversee vaccine roll out, Labour demand

A government minister should be appointed to oversee the roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccine, it has been suggested. The proposal, put forward by Labour, would see the creation of a “minister for the vaccine’, with an aim of providing accountability and to avoid repeating mistakes made over PPE procurement and test and trace.

The ministerial role would also involve regular updates to Parliament on the progress of the vaccination programme. Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said that a

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