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Speaker backs plan for more MPs to register for proxy vote
The move means those participating in hybrid proceedings can now also vote by proxy.
10 June 2020
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Stay home and stay safe, Speaker urges staff
Plans to reopen shops on 15 June had made some parliamentary staff question whether they were also expected back.
09 June 2020
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Minute silence in honour of George Floyd
Parliament will hold a minute's silence on Tuesday 9 June at 11am
09 June 2020
Select Committees to continue virtually until 17 September
Select Committees have been holding public meetings via Zoom since a decision of the House on 24 March – the day after the UK went into lockdown.
08 June 2020
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Speaker urges ‘vulnerable' MPs to quiz Ministers virtually
The move came after MPs voted on Thursday to allow the return of hybrid proceedings for some Members.
05 June 2020
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Speaker outlines new voting measures
There will still be a need for call lists for MPs takng part in urgent questions, statements and questions to Ministers.
01 June 2020
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Government requests recall of Parliament
The Speaker writes to MPs to explain why he has accepted the recall request.
28 May 2020
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Speaker responds to MPs
'All MPs should be able to have their voices heard in representing their constituents.'
22 May 2020
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Letter to the Speaker from Centenary Action Group
MPs say they fear a rapid return to physical proceedings could impact high risk colleagues.
22 May 2020
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Parliament celebrates International Nurses Day and Florence Nightingale's 200th Birthday
Parliament celebrates International Nurses Day and Florence Nightingale's 200th Birthday
12 May 2020
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Staff lauded for virtual Parliament progress
Parliaments from across the world are 'envious' of its success.
29 April 2020
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House of Commons takes historic first step towards virtual proceedings
House of Commons Commission has agreed virtual plans
16 April 2020
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Update from UK Parliament on coronavirus
UK Parliament has introduced measures to limit non-essential access to the parliamentary estate
15 April 2020
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