Another week dominated by you-know-what…
Approval of lockdown legislation in England
On 4 May, MPs approved a motion to approve the legislation that underpins the current ‘lockdown’ in England: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 and The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. An explanation to the procedures involved in the approval of these Regulations was given on the House of Commons Library Insight pages.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care declared that the Regulations were needed urgently and brought into force without prior parliamentary approval; Continue reading