John Williams talks to House of Lords Committee

Senior Service advice to Select Committee

John Williams

In September, research associate John Williams appeared as an expert before the new House of Lords Select Committee set up to look at the future consequences of the Covid crisis and its present management. John was there in particular to speak about the position and needs of the older section of the population, in the context of the massive loss of health care and mental health support and provision in recent months. Apparently he engaged in a feisty exchange with Baroness Jay (a member of the Committee) as he warned against the simplistic and indeed dangerous blanket use of the concept of vulnerability, a subject to which he is increasingly turning his expert attention.