Better framework needed for emergency law making, MPs told

Gavin Evans
Thu, 04 Jun 2020

Government agencies need to maintain a clear understanding of the scope and limits of the emergency powers they have to improve the country’s response to events like the covid-19 pandemic, MPs heard yesterday. Paul Rishworth, QC, said every national emergency or crisis will be different and will likely require some bespoke legislation. But the starting point of any response should be that ministries and other government agencies understood the tools they already have, he told Parliament’s finance and expenditure committee. Departments...

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