Debate in the House of Commons on virtual parliamentary proceedings, on Tuesday, came to an end as the MPs began to vote on amendment D to the government’s proposal.
During the lockdown MPs have been taking part in the House of Commons and voting using electronic methods.
But the government has now proposed that MPs should only participate “physically within the parliamentary estate.”
During the debate on the proposal, Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg did say he would put forward plans to allow some MPs to participate in the House of Commons over video link. However he insisted that electronic voting should be scrapped.
Amendment D to his proposal allows for remote voting to take place, even if remote participation in debates are not allowed.
MPs are now voting on this amendment using a temporary method, by queuing in a social distanced manner.