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Coronavirus: Prosecutions

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 66042, tabled on 29 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the the CPS's findings that 53 unlawful and no lawful prosecutions have been pursued in England and Wales under the powers provided by Schedule 21 of the Coronavirus Act 2020, what plans he has to revise his assessment of the necessity of Schedule 21 in his two month report on that Act.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

16 July 2020

As per section 97(1)(b) of the Coronavirus Act 2020, the Secretary of State will make a statement in the two-monthly report about whether he considers the current status of non-devolved provisions to be appropriate. This is due to be published at the end of July. The first such statement was published on 29 May and can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-act-report-may-2020

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