Law and religion round-up – 10th May

Another week dominated by you-know-what…

… and despite a short break in our service, with guest posts from Professor Rebecca Probert and Professor Russell Sandberg, here and here, our readership was soon back to normal levels.

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