Chapter 1: Introduction and background
Chapter 2: The English Question and the West Lothian Question
Proposals for English votes for English laws in the House of Commons
Prior to the 2015 General Election
After the 2015 general election
How the new EVEL procedures work
Alternative solutions to the West Lothian Question
Chapter 3: The Government’s Review
Too soon to judge?
The scope of the Government’s review
Chapter 4: The implications of EVEL for the Union
Risk of deadlock
Parliament’s role at the centre of the Union
Equality of members
An English Parliament within the UK Parliament?
Certification and legislative competence
Welsh votes for Welsh laws and Scottish votes for Scottish laws
A pro-Union reform?
A solution to the English Question?
Chapter 5: Impact on the House of Lords
EVEL in the House of Lords?
Chapter 6: Impact on the work of Government
Drafting of legislation
Work of UK Government departments
Consideration of territorial extent and devolved competence
Training and guidance
Chapter 7: Standing Orders vs legislation
Summary of conclusions and recommendations
Appendix 1: List of Members and declarations of interest
Appendix 2: List of witnesses
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