Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 — Opening of Casinos, Skating Rinks, Bowling Alleys and Conferences — 23 Sep 2020 at 20:40

The majority of MPs voted to permit, in England, the opening of casinos, indoor skating rinks, indoor play areas and bowling alleys as well as to permit public events at conference centres and exhibition halls.

The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

MPs voted on the 23rd of September 2020 on these regulations which came into force on the 15th of August 2020.

As provided for by Section 45R of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 the regulations would have ceased to have effect at the end of the period of 28 parliamentary sitting days beginning with the day on which the instrument was made unless, during that period, the instrument was approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

The regulations supported in this vote amended the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020 in two ways:

1. In regulation 4(2), omit sub-paragraph (b).

This removed an exemption allowing the following to remain open

  • facilities for training by elite sportspersons, including indoor fitness studios, gyms, sports courts, indoor or outdoor swimming pools and other indoor leisure centres;

This provision was apparently no-longer required as general ban on access to such facilities had been repealed by The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 which also came into force on 15th August 2020.

2. (3) In Schedule 2, omit paragraphs 4, 11, 13, 16 and 17.

These paragraphs listed the following businesses which were subject to closure prior to the regulations which were the subject of this vote coming into force: casinos, indoor skating rinks, indoor play areas, including soft play areas, Bowling alleys and "Conference centres and exhibition halls, so far as they are used to host conferences, exhibitions or trade shows other than conferences or events which are attended only by employees of the person who owns or is responsible for running the conference centre or exhibition hall. "

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con332 1091.5%
DUP6 0075.0%
Green1 00100.0%
Lab0 000.0%
LDem0 000.0%
Total:340 1058.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no

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