The Future of the Union, part one: English Votes for English Laws Contents


Terms of Reference

1 Introduction: EVEL and the Future of the Union

2 Context: Devolution, the West Lothian Question and English Votes for English Laws

English Votes for English Laws: past proposals for reform

Public Opinion

3 The new Standing Orders

The 2014 White Paper and the 2015 Conservative Manifesto

The New Standing Orders

Problems arising from the new Standing Orders


Sustainability of the Standing Orders

The potential constitutional implications of EVEL

4 The next steps

The 2016 Review of the new Standing Orders

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes

Witnesses & Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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Prepared 9 February 2016