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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 701: debated on Friday 22 October 2021

Ministerial Correction

Friday 22 October 2021

Health and Social Care

Coronavirus Act 2020 (Review of Temporary Provisions) (No.3)

The following is an extract from the debate on 19 October 2021.

Some of the provisions that we are recommending for expiry are some of the most stringent aspects of the Coronavirus Act. They include section 51, which relates to potentially infectious persons and which has been used only 10 times and not since October 2020; section 52, which gave powers to issue directions relating to events, gatherings and premises, and which has never been used; section 23, which relates to time limits for urgent warrants under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 and which is no longer proportionate to this stage of the pandemic; and section 37, which allowed for the disruption of education for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and which continues to be unused.

[Official Report, 19 October 2021, Vol. 701, c. 653.]

Letter of correction from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the right hon. Member for Bromsgrove (Sajid Javid).

An error has been identified in my contribution to the debate.

The correct information should have been:

Some of the provisions that we are recommending for expiry are some of the most stringent aspects of the Coronavirus Act. They include section 51, which relates to potentially infectious persons and which has been used only 10 times and not since October 2020; section 52, which gave powers to issue directions relating to events, gatherings and premises, and which has never been used; section 23, which relates to time limits for urgent warrants under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 and which is no longer proportionate to this stage of the pandemic; and part of schedule 17, section 38, which allowed for the disruption of education for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and section 37 which continues to be unused.