The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 3) and (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 — 6 Jan 2021 at 18:51
The majority of MPs voted to place all of England into a strict "stay at home" lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with exceptions including for work and exercise, but no exception for outdoor recreation.
In this vote the majority of MPs voted to remove outdoor recreation as an exception from the restrictions on leaving home where Tier 4 "stay at home" restrictions applied and also in those areas to: restrict the takeaway and click and collect of alcohol from hospitality businesses; to close zoos, aquariums, safari parks and outdoor animal attractions, outdoor sports facilities and retail travel agents; and to restrict childcare and gatherings of parent and child groups.
The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 3) and (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 8), dated 5 January 2021, a copy of which was laid before this House on 5 January, be approved.
There was an exception to the restrictions on gathering for picketing, but not protest.
- On 5 January 2021 all of England was placed under Tier 4—the third national lockdown. While some restrictions were slightly tightened, in respect of protest under Tier 4 the position remained the same—no exception to the prohibition on leaving the home other than the general ‘reasonable excuse’ and no exemption from the prohibition on gathering for protest (apart from picketing).
-  Explanatory memorandum to the The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 3) and (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Tier 4 restrictions as of 6 January 2021, Schedule 3A of the The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020, Legislation.gov.uk
-  p15, "The Government response to covid-19: freedom of assembly and the right to protest", Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, 17 March 2021, Parliament.uk
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||322 (+2 tell)||12 (+2 tell)||0||92.6%|
|Graham Brady||Altrincham and Sale West||Con (front bench)||no|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||no|
|Richard Drax||South Dorset||Con (front bench)||no|
|Chris Green||Bolton West||Con||tellno|
|Karl McCartney||Lincoln||Con (front bench)||no|
|Stephen McPartland||Stevenage||Con (front bench)||no|
|Esther McVey||Tatton||Con (front bench)||no|
|Anne Marie Morris||Newton Abbot||Con (front bench)||no|
|Andrew Rosindell||Romford||Con (front bench)||no|
|Desmond Swayne||New Forest West||Con (front bench)||no|
|Robert Syms||Poole||Con (front bench)||no|
|Charles Walker||Broxbourne||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Warburton||Somerton and Frome||Con||no|