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    Tory Revolt Over Coronavirus Laws Expected to Be Ignored Despite Calls for Greater Scrutiny by MPs

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    measures for northeast took effect on Monday including a ban on mass singing in pubs, attending public spots after 10 p.m., and huge fines for non-compliance with the updated rules.

    An anticipated Conservative revolt over coronavirus laws is set to fall on deaf ears this week despite widespread criticism of new rules, namely curfews and fines, introduced by the UK Cabinet at really short notice and no consultations with MPs, The Guardian wrote, citing constitutional experts.

    More than 50 Conservative MPs, and other cross-party parliamentarians, had been expected to rebel in the Commons on Wednesday, voting for an amendment to the so-called Coronavirus Act. The latter, passed without opposition in March giving ministers sweeping emergency powers to enforce lockdowns, requires a vote by MPs after six months to remain in .

    But on Monday night, constitutional experts said the Commons speaker, Lindsay Hoyle, would be unlikely to allow a vote on the amendment to allow more parliamentary scrutiny into the Cabinet's decisions on burning matters like healthcare crises. There were indications that ministers could make concessions, though, as Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg held a meeting with key Tory rebels including Steve Baker, an MP for Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.

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