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How will parliament function in the age of coronavirus?

Votes must be held on emergency and routine legislation. How to overcome the obvious practical difficulties as the pandemic spreads?

By Hannah White  

Boris Johnson speaking during Prime Minister's Questions Photo: House of Commons/PA Wire/PA Images

Like the rest of us, parliament has been slowly coming to terms with the implications of coronavirus. After a few days of busily burying their heads in the sand and assuring everyone that nothing has changed, MPs and peers finally bowed to the inevitable and began adjusting their working practices like the rest of the country. If parliament is to keep fulfilling its role and…

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