Procedure under coronavirus restrictions: remote voting in divisions Contents

Contents

Summary

1 Overall assessment

The introduction of temporary coronavirus procedures, and arrangements for their extension

The Government’s proposal for remote divisions

The Committee’s assessment, and the Speaker’s authorisation

2 Arrangements for remote divisions

Procedural basis

Conduct of a remote division

Technical aspects of the remote voting system

System security

Access to the system

Privilege

Reliability

Member access to the system

Business subject to remote divisions or remote deferred divisions

Proxy voting and pairing

Proxy voting as an alternative to remote voting

Pairing

Duration of the system

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex: Letter from the Chair of the Committee to the Speaker, dated 5 May 2020

Appendix: Memorandum from the Chamber Business Team, House of Commons

Formal minutes

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament




Published: 8 May 2020