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Leaders questioned on English Votes for English Laws

13 September 2016

The Constitution Committee hears from Leaders of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, in its final evidence session on the English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) inquiry.


Wednesday 14 September in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Rt Hon. David Lidington MP, Leader of the House of Commons
  • Rt Hon. the Baroness Evans of Bowes Park, Leader of the House of Lords

Possible questions

Possible questions the Committee may put to the witnesses include:

  • What outcome are you hoping to achieve with English votes for English laws? On what basis will you judge whether EVEL has been successful?
  • How confident are you that EVEL will be a lasting reform, given the lack of support from other political parties and the ease with which a future government could change the relevant Standing Orders?
  • How are you addressing the risk that a perceived ‘second class' status for MPs from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland could undermine support for the Union?

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