Valerie responds to Motion on Proceedings During the Pandemic

On Wednesday 2 September 2020 the Government tabled a motion which extended virtual parliamentary proceedings until 3 November 2020. As Shadow Leader of the House, I have been calling on the Government to extend virtual proceedings to continue to allow MPs who are unable to attend Parliament for health reasons to participate remotely. I welcomed the decision to extend virtual proceedings as a necessary way of enabling Parliament to work safely during the pandemic. Responding to the motion, I said:

“I thank the Leader of the House for tabling the motion and the Procedure Committee for its work on this issue. It is the right thing to do in the circumstances, given the difficulties that we still face with the pandemic, so Her Majesty’s Opposition support the motion.”