Thank you for contacting me about the emergency legislation relating to the Government's response to coronavirus.
I would like to reassure you that all the measures in the Coronavirus Act are temporary, and proportionate to the threat we face as a nation. It is important that they will only be used when strictly necessary, and will only be in place for as long as required to respond to the situation.
The purpose of the legislation is to ensure that sufficient staff are available, and deployed where they are most needed, as well as to help support members of the public, contain and slow the virus, and manage the deceased with the utmost respect and dignity.
I do hope you find this information useful; I will continue to carefully monitor this situation and scrutinise the steps the Government is taking closely. Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.
Sally Ann Hart MP