Valerie Vaz MP, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, responding to the news that the Government’s request to recall Parliament has been accepted, said:
“This is the latest example of the Government in chaos. Jacob Rees-Mogg tried to abolish the hybrid remote parliament – which allowed all MPs to take part regardless of their personal circumstances – without any prior notice and against all advice on the last day Parliament met.
“He has bungled it and is now forcing Parliament to return early solely to correct his earlier discriminatory move.
“We welcome Mr Speaker’s statement and stand ready to work with the Government and all parties to reach a consensus that would allow all MPs to participate on equal terms, including voting.”