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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Constitutional implications of COVID‑19

Constitution Committee
Constitutional implications of COVID‑19

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Start times: 9.30am (private) 9.45am (public)

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Committee hears from Ministers on the use of emergency during the pandemic

The Constitution Committee continues with its inquiry into the constitutional implications of COVID-19. On Wednesday 13 January the Committee holds a session with Government Ministers, looking into the use and scrutiny of emergency powers during the pandemic.

Meeting details

At 9.45am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Constitutional implications of COVID‑19

Possible questions include:

  • Do you think Parliament has been able effectively to scrutinise the secondary legislation the Government has brought forward during the pandemic?
  • What plans, if any, does the Government have to review and consolidate emergency powers as a result of the pandemic?
  • Are you concerned about confusion between the law and guidance? What steps are you taking to ensure that the difference between them is clear to the public
  • How effectively have the three devolved Governments and the UK Government worked together during the pandemic
  • How effectively have local government leaders been involved in decisions about the UK response to Covid-19?

Further information


Virtual meeting (webcast)