Emergency legislation to pass at Westminster unopposed
Emergency legislation on the coronavirus outbreak and the government’s budget is to pass through the House of Commons without a vote on Thursday.
The bill will be “nodded through”, without opposition MPs calling for a vote.
Health minister Edward Argar thanked the opposition, saying: “They are good and decent people.
“Their approach is a prime example of how we can work together during this crisis.”
Karen Bradley, chair of the Procedure Committee, which examines the way MPs conduct business in the Commons, said: “We are examining the appropriate and responsible steps to take to ensure that the core work of the House continues in a responsible manner.
“Implementation of any changes to the way the House functions will be a matter for the Speaker or the House, in consultation with the government and the House authorities.”