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Short Update: UK MPs seek proper parliamentary scrutiny over Coronavirus Act

A growing number of Conservative MPs are supporting an amendment to the Coronavirus Act to ensure MPs are able to vote on the large number of coronavirus regulations and amendments restricting social life in the UK.  

This comes as the 6 month time limit on the Act, is up for review on Wednesday 30th September, a time limit that was imposed after significant pressure from campaigning groups and cross-party and parliamentarians to reduce the originally proposed duration of 2 years. 

In March, Parliament passed the Coronavirus Act, which gave the government powers to respond to the pandemic, including powers to arrest and quarantine “potentially infectious people” which have been roundly abused and resulted in over 100 unlawful prosecutions. 

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