Covid-Secure Borders — 15 Jun 2021 at 18:40
That this House believes that there must be a clear, simply understood and proper hotel quarantine scheme in operation at the UK border to minimise the risk of introduction of new variants into the UK; calls on the Government to immediately scrap the Amber List category of the Government’s Traffic Light System for travel and place all of those countries currently on the Amber List onto the Red List, whilst maintaining a tightly managed Green List, so as not to risk undermining the UK’s successful NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme; further calls on the Government to work with international partners to introduce an international vaccine passport allowing for the safe resumption of travel, to publish all data on international travel arrivals, and to provide details of the decision-making process on the Traffic Light System; and reiterates the need for a sector-specific support deal for aviation.
“a lot of the cases in the UK didn’t come from China…they came from European imports and the high level of travel into the UK at that time.”
“Labour is calling for decisive action today through a comprehensive hotel quarantine policy, and that would mean a policy of enforced quarantine restrictions on arrivals…Failing to adopt that policy risks undermining the huge gains that have been made by the vaccine roll-out, threatening life and hope.”-[Official Report, 1 February 2021; Vol. 688, c. 753.]
“How on earth can the Government be assured that the measures will prevent emerging strains from countries outside those on the red list? The truth is that the Government cannot answer that question. As a result, the policy is fatally flawed. A comprehensive quarantine policy would give us the best possible chance of preventing a new strain from undermining the astonishing collective sacrifice of the British people.”-[Official Report, 1 February 2021; Vol. 688, c. 755.]
“You’ve got to go hard, early and broader if you’re going to get on top of this. Waiting and watching simply doesn’t work.”
“the need for a sector-specific support deal for aviation.”
“a tightly managed Green List,”
“The positivity rates…were 1.6% in India and 4.6% in Pakistan”.-[Official Report, 19 May 2021; Vol. 695, c. 732.]
“Given the data, it would be fair…to conclude the following: the Government doesn’t have a coherent strategy in dealing with the red list, and the Government isn’t serious about protecting the British public, as it is applying decisions led by politics, not data.”
“having a huge impact on my business”.
“We understand the need to ban events but the uncertainty and short-term plans from the Government have really hampered any recovery”.
“further job losses are inevitable and ultimately an entire industry will collapse.”
“That this House believes that there must be a clear, simply understood and proper hotel quarantine scheme in operation at the UK border to minimise the risk of introduction of new variants into the UK”.
“the introduction of a 14-day, blunt-tool quarantine with almost no notice”.-[Official Report, 10 September 2020; Vol. 679, c. 850.]
“It is harder in a democracy to take some of the steps that some of the authoritarian countries took. Geography matters. Britain is an island…but we are a highly interconnected island…and a huge amount of our freight comes accompanied.”
“a clear, simply understood and proper hotel quarantine scheme in operation at the UK border to minimise the risk of introduction of new variants into the UK”.
“the government’s quarantine measures to be lessened.”
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What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
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What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||354 (+2 tell)||0||0||98.1%|
|Lab||0||190 (+2 tell)||0||97.0%|