UK’s Hancock did not announce a review of lockdown fines – BBC Political Editor
Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock holds a daily news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain May 26, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s health minister Matt Hancock did not announce a review of lockdown fines when he was questioned by a member of the public about the penalties in light of action taken by adviser Dominic Cummings, the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg said on Tuesday, citing a government source.
“Govt source says Hancock did not announce a review of fines of people in lockdown – just meant that he would pass concern raised by (questioner) Martin the vicar on to his colleagues,” she said on Twitter.
Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Stephen Addison