Coronavirus Act to stay in place as Hancock promises more scrutiny for future rules
Guardian, 30 Sep 2020
Matt Hancock has said MPs will be consulted and given prior votes where possible on significant lockdown measures in the UK but ministers must reserve the right to act quickly in emergencies during a parliament debate on the Coronavirus Act.
Hancock told MPs the act that allowed people to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act on the basis of the opinion of just one doctor, not two, would be dropped.
The UK government announced MPs will be given a vote in parliament on any new UK-wide or England-wide coronavirus restrictions, after up to 100 Conservatives threatened a rebellion
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