Thursday, 22 October 2015

Overdue changes for English Votes for English Laws to be debated in parliament today

The west Lothian question has long vexed parliament and politicians post devolution.
Why is it that scots MPs can vote on English health policy or other matters when I as an English MP cannot vote or legislate on such devolved matters in Scotland, where health, education and policing for example are all devolved and run by the Scottish government? Today we seek to address this problem and solve it by a procedural change in the House of Commons.
For a full explanation of the west Lothian problem see here:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Lothian_question

Today's debate and the proposed changes to address this problem is fully explained here by the BBC:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-34599998

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