On 4th November 2020 the House of Lords voted on a motion from Lord Robathan that would have prevented the Government’s new coronavirus Regulations from coming into effect. The motion was overwhelmingly rejected.
Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020
Lord Robathan moved, as an amendment to the motion, to leave out from “that” to the end and insert “this House declines to approve the Regulations because no impact analysis of the social, economic and health costs of a national lockdown, compared to the benefits of addressing the transmission of COVID-19 of such a lockdown, has been laid before Parliament, and because Her Majesty’s Government have not published a comprehensive long-term strategy for the lifting of all the restrictions put in place to address the pandemic.”
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The amendment was disagreed
The Bishops of Leeds and Winchester voted Not Content to the amendment