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  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Coronavirus Bill: Overview

    The Coronavirus Bill (Bill 122 of 2019-21) was introduced to the House of Commons on 19 March 2020. The Bill is part of the Government's response to the Covid-19 pandemic and is intended to enable the Government to respond to an emergency situation and manage the effects of a pandemic.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Coronavirus Bill: Emergency powers and national security

    This research briefing deals with the provisions in the Coronavirus Bill which concern emergency powers and national security. This briefing paper has been updated to reflect changes made to the Bill in the House of Commons.

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    Insight

    Coronavirus Bill: Amended time limits and post-legislative review

    The Coronavirus Bill was introduced to the House of Commons last week. It contains provisions which place time limits on the legislation. This Insight examines those time limits and explains the measures included in the Bill to ensure post-legislative review.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Coronavirus Bill: Background

    The Coronavirus Bill (Bill 122 of 2019-21) was introduced to the House of Commons on 19 March 2020. The Bill is part of the Government's response to the covid-19 pandemic. This paper provides a background to the Bill, and detail on the final provision of the Bill.

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    Insight

    Coronavirus Bill: What is the sunset clause provision?

    The Coronavirus Bill is a piece of emergency legislation. It includes a 'sunset clause'. This Insight explains what a sunset clause is, and what it means in the context of the Coronavirus Bill.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Coronavirus Bill: Managing the deceased

    This Commons Library briefing papers deals with the provisions in the Coronavirus Bill which concern managing the deceased

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Coronavirus Bill: implications for the courts and tribunals

    The Coronavirus Bill includes provisions to expand the availability of video and audio link in criminal court proceedings. It also makes it easier to broadcast civil, family and tribunal proceedings by video or audio link. These provisions, as with the rest of the Bill, are temporary.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Coronavirus Bill: Statutory Sick Pay & National Insurance Contributions

    This Commons Library briefing paper provides information the provisions relating to statutory sick pay and National Insurance Contributions in the Coronavirus Bill, which was introduced in the House of Commons on 19 March 2020 (Bill 122).

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Coronavirus Bill: health and social care measures

    This Commons Library briefing paper provides information on the key health and social care measures in the Coronavirus Bill, which was introduced in the House of Commons on 19 March 2020 (Bill 122).

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Coronavirus Bill: Local authority meetings

    A briefing on the provisions in the Coronavirus Bill 2019-21 concerning powers to waive legal requirements around local authority meetings.

  • House of Commons Library

    Debate Pack

    [Coronavirus] Opposition Day Debates: Social Cohesion & Community and Financial and Social Emergency Support Package

    On 25 March 2020, there will be two topics for the 7th allotted Opposition Day Debate in the House of Commons. The first debate is on the subject of "Social cohesion and community" and the second on "Financial and social emergency support package", both in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak. The House of Commons Library has shared relevant material below.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Coronavirus: Support for economies by European and other states

    What economic support have governments given to businesses and individuals to tackle the impact of the coronavirus? This paper looks at the policies put in place by the EU, governments in Europe, the US and other developed countries.

  • House of Commons Library

    Debate Pack

    Mental health support for frontline staff

    On Thursday 8 October at 3pm in Westminster Hall, there will be a debate on 'Mental health support for frontline staff'. The topic was selected by the Backbench Business Committee and will be led by Dr Lisa Cameron MP.

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    Vaccination and Covid-19

    Research from the Commons Library and POST on Covid-19 vaccines and the UK vaccination programme.

  • House of Commons Library

    Debate Pack

    Social Care

    An Opposition Day Debate on social care was due to be held on Wednesday 21 October 2020. This has been replaced with a debate on the funding provision of free school meals over the school holidays until Easter 2021.

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