EVEL English Votes for English Laws

The new procedures were approved by a Commons vote in October 2015[5] and used for the first time in the House of Commons in January 2016.

The revised process is:

    • The Speaker judges which parts of a bill relate to just England, or England and Wales

    • An England-only committee stage considers bills deemed "England-only in their entirety"

    • Membership of this committee reflects the number of MPs each party has in England

    • Where sections of legislation relate only to England or England and Wales, the agreement of a Legislative Grand Committee composed of all English, English and Welsh or English, Welsh and Northern Irish MPs, is required