The Justice Committee has launched an inquiry on the changes and application of criminal law to help deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The inquiry will consider the enforcement of various laws that have been brought into force, including fixed penalty notices and the use of single justice procedure. The Justice Committee would like to hear from interested expert parties alongside those directly affected by the new laws, and is seeking views on the process which coronavirus offences have been created, design of the offences, checks and balances in place to review the offence and the role of the courts. It will hold two oral evidence sessions and intends to publish its report before the end of the summer parliamentary session. Written evidence can be submitted up to 6 pm on 9 April 2021.