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Experts questioned on procedure and devolution on territorial constitution

15 April 2021

The Procedure Committee questions the two experts on a range of issues from legislative consent motions to how best to facilitate greater cooperation between committees across legislatures.


Monday 19 April 2021, virtual meeting

At 4.15pm

  • Paul Evans CBE, former Clerk of Committees in the House of Commons
  • Sir Paul Silk KCB, former Clerk of the National Assembly for Wales and Chair of the Commission on Devolution in Wales

The hearing marks the third evidence session in the Procedure Committee’s inquiry into the territorial constitution, as it continues to investigate how the relationships between England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are reflected in Commons procedures.

During the inquiry, the Committee will be taking account of recent work in this field, including the work of the House of Commons Liaison Committee and the Interparliamentary Forum on Brexit. The Committee will also examine best practice in other parliamentary chambers, with particular reference to constitutional systems which operate on devolved and federal models.

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