Coronavirus: Vaccination

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 16th July 2021.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Conservative, Forest of Dean

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to paragraph 36 of Covid-19 Response: Summer 2021, published on 5 July 2021, whether appropriate Parliamentary scrutiny will include a vote by the House before the implementation of the proposals set out in paragraph 36.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Conservative, Forest of Dean

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to paragraph 36 of his Department's guidance, Covid-19 Response: Summer 2021, published on 5 July 2021, whether his definition of appropriate parliamentary scrutiny of the matter of potential covid-status certification would include a vote by the House of Commons prior to any such certification being implemented.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt Paymaster General

The COVID-status certification review has concluded that, although certification is not required at the present time, it could be a useful tool in the future as a means of keeping events going and businesses open if the country is facing a difficult situation in autumn or winter.

Any future implementation of certification would involve consultation and appropriate parliamentary scrutiny.

No policy decisions have been taken at this time.

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