Members: Coronavirus

(asked on 15th May 2020) - View Source

Question to the Leader of the House:

To ask the Leader of the House, if he will make it his policy to renew the temporary Standing Orders relating to hybrid proceedings to enable hon. Members who are shielding as a result of covid-19 to continue to participate in business remotely.


Answered by
Jacob Rees-Mogg Portrait
Jacob Rees-Mogg
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
This question was answered on 20th May 2020

I set out the Government’s position during today’s Urgent Question and Business Statement.The House cannot be as effective in carrying out its constitutional duties without its members here. I therefore think it essential that all MPs who are able to do so move back to physical ways of working as quickly as possible.

The House Authorities are making every effort to ensure that the return to physical proceedings will be in line with Public Health England guidance and safe for members and the staff of the House.

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1. Letter of 14 April 2020 from the Speaker to the Chair of the Committee concerning temporary procedural changes during COVID-19 pandemic
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Found: House House of Commons London SW1A 0AA 14 April 2020 Dear Karen, Thank

2. Memorandum of 16 March 2020 from the Clerk of the House on possible changes in House procedure and practice because of Covid-19 pandemic
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3. 16 April 2020 - 3rd meeting - Minutes
06/05/2020 - Inquiry: 16 April 2020 - 3rd meeting - Minutes - Procedure Committee (Lords)
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15/01/2018 - Parliamentary Research

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5. Guidance on virtual proceedings from the Procedure Committee: Issue 2, 30 April 2020
04/05/2020 - Inquiry: Guidance on virtual proceedings from the Procedure Committee: Issue 2, 30 April 2020 - Procedure Committee (Lords)
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Found: GUIDANCE ON VIRTUAL PROCEEDINGS FROM THE PROCEDURE COMMITTEE: ISSUE 2, 30 APRIL 2020 Guidance on Virtual

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1: that the House maintains social distancing in accordance with the guidelines.The business for the - Speech Link
2: I must admit I was alarmed to hear the Leader of the House say yesterday that Parliament was going to - Speech Link

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1: following orders be made and have effect until 12 May:Hybrid proceedings(1) The House shall - Speech Link

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