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Matt Hancock: MPs will get a vote on national lockdown measures | Coronavirus

Telegraph, 30 Sep 2020
Matt Hancock has confirmed that MPs will be given a vote before future national measures are brought in, after the Government struck an 11th-hour compromise with Tory rebels this afternoon.

Tory MPs were threatening to pile on the pressure, despite the Speaker saying he could not grant a vote on the much-discussed Brady amendment to the Coronavirus Act.

The Health Secretary, speaking at the top of this afternoon's Coronavirus Act debate, said it was important that ministers could still act with speed but that MPs would be granted a vote on national measures wherever possible.

It comes after the Speaker accused Mr Johnson of treating Parliament with "contempt" .

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