Law and religion round-up – 20th June

The week in which the Secretary of State for Wales complained to the Archbishop  of Canterbury about the Bishop of St Davids: discuss, but not with us, please…

COVID-19 and Parliamentary scrutiny again

Last week we reported the findings of the House of Lords Constitution Committee which recommended that “all future ministerial statements and Government guidance on changes to COVID-19 restrictions clearly distinguish information about the law from public health advice”. However, in relation to the announcement of the delay in the relaxation of lockdown on Monday 14 June, Mr Speaker was highly critical that Government clearly planned that it was to be made first to the media, and not first to the House; this was a clear breach of the Government’s own ministerial code. Continue reading