The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been summoned to the High Court on Tuesday morning to justify the reasoning behind opening shops before pubs and other hospitality.

The summons follows the action taken by Manchester’s Night time economy advisor Sacha Lord and Pizza Express boss Hugh Osmond to try to force the early opening of venues which they argue are being kept shut without the Government providing evidence substantiating the justification

The order from Mr Justice Swift says that “the Secretary of State shall by 10am on Tuesday April 6 2021 file and serve his response to the application” from the pair.

Although Mr Hancock has been summoned to the High Court, it is likely that officials in his department will have to attend court on his behalf.


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