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Covid-19 Pandemic and the Coronavirus Act 2020

Volume 811: debated on Thursday 25 March 2021

Motion to Regret

Tabled by

To move that this House regrets that the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic by Her Majesty’s Government has resulted in one of the highest death tolls in the world and the worst economic crisis of any major economy; and calls on Her Majesty’s Government (1) not to end economic support related to the pandemic before restrictions are lifted, enabling the safe reopening of society and the protection of jobs, (2) to support the NHS in facing the unprecedented challenges of Covid-19 and in driving up vaccination rates in hard to reach areas, and to ensure that all those who are required to self-isolate are able to do so, (3) to ensure that all the powers used in the Coronavirus Act 2020 are transparent and proportionate for all citizens, (4) to give consideration to reviewing the Act in three months’ time, (5) to lay before each House of Parliament no later than 16 April a report on prosecutions that have been made under section 21 of the Act, including an assessment of the proportionality of such prosecutions, and an equality impact assessment thereof, and (6) to lay before each House of Parliament no later than 16 April and each month thereafter a report on any disproportionate impact of the Coronavirus Act 2020 on individuals or groups.

Motion not moved.