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House of Lords debates coronavirus restrictions

7 January 2021

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The House of Lords will debate regulations relating to coronavirus restrictions in England on Thursday 7 January. 

Lockdown rules

Members will consider the latest lockdown rules for England. The regulations strengthen the Tier 4 restrictions and apply them to every area in England. In addition, the expiry date for the regulations is extended.

Members will also debate regulations changing the self-isolation period and tiers.  

Approval of the Lords

The regulations are subject to an affirmative approval motion: both Houses must debate and approve them.


Over 40 members will speak - most remotely - including a former Health Secretary and a former President of the Royal Society for Medicine.

The debate is expected to last for three hours. Watch live on Parliament TV from 2.30pm. A House of Lords Hansard transcript is available from three hours after the debate.

Image: copyright House of Lords 2021 / photography by Roger Harris