The comments made by Angela Rayner, the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, on 21 December 2021.
Dithering and delay have caused disruption throughout this pandemic but we cannot see that happen again.
It is vital that we have as much information as possible about the impact of Omicron and how this Government plans to mitigate those impacts. It would be an irresponsible dereliction of duty to not have contingency planning in place.
The public have a right to know that the Government is taking this seriously.