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Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2021 Baroness Thornton moved that, while welcoming the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2021, this House regrets that they were not laid until 12 February despite the warning from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies on 21 January that "reactive, geographically targeted" travel bans "cannot be relied upon to stop importation of new variants" of COVID-19; further regrets that Her Majesty’s Government failed to prevent the Brazilian strain of COVID-19 entering the United Kingdom; further regrets that the policy only applies to 33 “red list” countries and that 99 per cent of passengers arriving in the United Kingdom are therefore exempt; and calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to implement a comprehensive hotel quarantine on all United Kingdom arrivals to prevent the importation of new variants of COVID-19. After debate, the motion was withdrawn.

Monday 22 March 2021 between 15:25 and 16:37

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Baroness Thornton to move that, while welcoming the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2021, this House regrets that they were not laid until 12 February despite the warning from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies on 21 January that "reactive, geographically targeted" travel bans "cannot be relied upon to stop importation of new variants" of COVID-19; further regrets that Her Majesty’s Government failed to prevent the Brazilian strain of COVID-19 entering the United Kingdom; further regrets that the policy only applies to 33 “red list” countries and that 99 per cent of passengers arriving in the United Kingdom are therefore exempt; and calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to implement a comprehensive hotel quarantine on all United Kingdom arrivals to prevent the importation of new variants of COVID-19. 46th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (1½ hours)
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