Virtual Parliament needed before decision can be made on ending lockdown, says Sian Berry

15 April 2020

The government’s deadline for reviewing the lockdown measures is tomorrow [Thursday 16 April]

Green Party co-leader Sian Berry said:

"It is clear that before any decision can be taken on ending the lockdown we need to have mass testing, transparent data and robust democratic scrutiny from a virtually recalled Parliament.

"There is no substitute for cross-party debate and it is vital that MPs are able to represent the people who put them there during this time of crisis. 

"Parliament not only ensures that the government is held to account but it also provides access to a wealth of knowledge and experience to help guide ministers to make the right decision at this crucial moment."

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