- Mar 17, 2019
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Negative I think mate, pretty sure of this, but granted not 100%. Only primary legislation goes through that process. The Corona Act stuff is secondary legislation and was bolted on to the Public Health Act 1984. The Public Health Act specifically states it can't be used for lock downs and the things that it has been used for. Therefore the Corona Stuff was Ultra Vires and unlawful.
Government was acting unlawfully, but no Court would hear it, so technically wasn't.
Ah, I genuinely thought the Corona Act was Primary legislation as it doesn't appear to have a parent act, received royal assent and it contains secondary legislation itself? I.e The Act delegates law-making powers to various agencies.
It did appear to pass through a lengthy parliamentary process, albeit very very quickly - https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/2731