Matt Hancock will consider reviewing fines imposed during lockdown after defending Dominic Cummings

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  • Matt Hancock has said he will discuss with government colleagues the possibility of reviewing fines imposed during lockdown.

    The Health Secretary was specifically referring to fines given to families travelling for childcare purposes.

    This comes after the cabinet gave their full support to Dominic Cummings’ decision to travel to Durham during lockdown.

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    During the 2020 novel coronavirus pandemic, Cummings became mired in controversy after driving from London to County Durham with suspected Covid-19, while the nation was locked down, before making another trip to Barnard Castle on the Easter weekend. He was forced to explain in a press conference in May.

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