Law and religion round-up – 13th June

Carbon neutral travel to St Ives? – Benchmark established by St Ia who sailed across the Irish Sea on a leaf (allegedly)…

COVID-19 and Parliamentary scrutiny

On Thursday, the House of Lords Constitution Committee published the third and final report of its inquiry into the constitutional implications of coronavirus, COVID-19 and the use and scrutiny of emergency powers. It begins like this:

“The COVID-19 pandemic poses an urgent threat to life and public health in the UK. It is clear that exceptional measures have been necessary to limit the spread of the virus and keep communities safe. The Government has introduced a large volume of new legislation, much of it transforming everyday life and introducing unprecedented restrictions on ordinary activities. Yet parliamentary oversight of these significant policy decisions has been extremely limited” [emphasis added]. Continue reading