English votes for English laws Standing Orders: report of the Committee’s technical evaluation Contents


Terms of Reference



Effect on the legislative process

1 Implementation and operation of the new Standing Orders

This inquiry

The Procedure Committee’s interim report of October

The application of EVEL procedures to primary and secondary legislation and other instruments

2 Certification

The Speaker’s decisions

“Minor and consequential” effects

A published process for representations

3 Effect on the legislative process

Legislative grand committees

Debate and other proceedings in legislative grand committee

Voice versus veto

Options for change

Standing Orders

Drafting anomalies

Issues of interpretation: Lords Amendments


4 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex: Use of procedures under Standing Orders Nos. 83J to 83X, 22 October 2015 to 14 December

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

16 December 2016