Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday appealed for "unity and resolve" in a letter he wrote to a group of 70 Conservative MPs who object to the continuation of CCP virus lockdown restrictions.
“Disagreement on approach is natural, and I hope you recognise that the government is seeking as far as possible to listen to criticism and respond positively to constructive proposals," the letter reads.
Johnson said that "now more than ever is the time to demonstrate unity and resolve" as he mentioned the prospect of having vaccines and more tests.
MP Mark Harper, chairman of the CRG, welcomed the reported support for pubs and restaurants, but said he needs to see the other implications the lockdowns have had.
"We look forward to seeing the detail of the support proposed being set out before the vote on the restrictions tomorrow evening, along with the cost-benefit analysis we’ve been asking for," he added.
"I am particularly concerned about some of the non-Covid health implications these restrictions have been having."
Harper added that the analysis needed "to be published as soon as practically possible, so that MPs have a chance to digest it ahead of tomorrow’s vote."
Adam Afriyie, Conservative MP for Windsor and a member of the CRG steering committee, said on Monday that he wouldn't be able to vote for the plan unless he sees the analysis.
Afriyie added that No. 10 Downing Street had been very open with the group, actively interacting with it and had promised to make sure the MPs would get the analysis.
MP Tobias Ellwood, also a member of the CRG, said Parliament needs to review the measures much sooner than that.
"To sanction such draconian and often seemingly illogical restrictions I would need a chance to vote on this again soon after Christmas. MPs must not be faced with a 'take it or leave it' set of rules that will last for a whole 2 months."