Published On: Thu, Jul 22nd, 2021
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MPs May Only Get a Vote on the ‘Concept’ of Vaccine Passports, UK Minister Sayson July 22, 2021 at 2:10 pm

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MPs may not get a comprehensive vote on the introduction of coronavirus vaccine passports for entry into nightclubs, a Cabinet minister suggested, as the UK government faced a possible defeat. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said on Thursday he was “confident” the government would win a Commons vote but suggested it could just be on the “concept” of vaccine passports. Conservative rebels are planning to ally with Labour to defeat the plan to make full vaccination a requirement of entry for clubs and venues with large crowds from the end of September. With at least 42 Tory MPs having signalled they would not vote in favour of vaccine passports, the government faces the real prospect of a Commons defeat. But Kwarteng told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that he’s “very confident” the government can pass the legislation it requires. “I don’t know what the proposed vote will be, you can never tell …

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