Lindsay Hoyle – 2022 Statement on Lack of Government Response on Extreme Heat Preparedness

The statement made by Lindsay Hoyle, the Speaker of the House of Commons, in the House on 18 July 2022.

Before we come to the urgent question, I want to express my disappointment that the Government did not come forward with a general statement on the heatwave, given its potential to have wide-ranging and serious impacts on the nation. Members need to be able to scrutinise the Government on all issues arising from the current high temperature, especially as the Government felt it appropriate for Cobra to meet. If it is good enough for Cobra to sit and discuss, it is good enough for this House to hear about as well.