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Call for evidence

Procedure under coronavirus restrictions

The Procedure Committee is monitoring and evaluating the use of the temporary procedures and practices agreed to by the House of Commons on 21 and 22 April.These temporary changes have been introduced in consequence of the public health restrictions on movement and association introduced to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

The Committee will consider submissions relating to any aspect of House procedure and practice affected by coronavirus restrictions.

The Committee will also consider proposals for further changes to procedure and practice which may be necessary to allow the House's business to continue under such restrictions.

Although the procedural changes made are strictly temporary, the Committee may wish to evaluate whether any features of the changes merit adoption by the House.

*UPDATE*On 12 May 2020 the House has decided to extend the use of the temporary procedures until 20 May 2020. The period for submission of evidence to the inquiry has been extended to Thursday 4 June at 12 noon.

The period may be extended further should the House decide on a further extension to the temporary procedures.