Coronovirus – The Assembly to meet to vote on the Coronavirus Bill on Tuesday
The Assembly will meet on Tuesday (March 24) to consider a Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) relating to the Coronavirus Bill currently before the UK Parliament. This follows a request from the First Minister to the Llywydd, who has agreed to amend the arrangements for next week's Business.
Plenary will start at 10.00am. In addition to the LCM, business will include items currently scheduled for two back-to-back plenary sessions on Wednesday, March 25. This includes First Minister Questions and statements from Ministers regarding the Coronavirus situation. There will be no plenary meeting on Wednesday.
In a letter to members, the Llywydd asked that anyone unable to attend Assembly Business due to sickness or self-isolation inform her to assist in the logistical arrangements and public health considerations, such as social distancing in the Siambr.
Business Committee is considering options for maintaining the continuity of essential Assembly Business over the coming weeks, balancing the Assembly's continued ability to legislate and scrutinise matters relating to COVID-19 with public health considerations.