Last night, I spoke virtually in the House of Commons from my home in the Forest of Dean during a debate on regulations governing the current coronavirus restrictions.
I made three broad points during the debate:
With understandable but unparalleled limits on the liberties of citizens across the UK, when the social distancing restrictions are renewed even if modified, the Government must make an active case for why they are still needed, without them becoming the 'new normal'.
In order to scrutinise the Government effectively in the interests of our constituents, Parliament's virtual proceedings must continue to evolve. Ministers aren't really being made to sweat during hybrid proceedings, a point I made to Health Minister Ed Argar.
Also, when the Government makes important announcements about the next steps in their coronavirus recovery plan, they should be delivered in the House of Commons. As MPs, we need to be able to hold the Government to account personally on your behalf.