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English votes for English laws - the first outing

Ruth Tarrant

12th January 2016

The new "English votes for English laws" voting procedure was used today in the Commons for the first time in a vote on a new Housing Bill, in an attempt to tackle the issue of the West Lothian Question. Scottish MPs were allowed to contribute to the debate, but could not vote. The new English votes process can be seen in this flow diagram from the BBC:

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been Subject Lead in Economics at tutor2u for many years after a career of teaching Economics, Business, Politics and Maths in a range of secondary schools. She is a highly experienced A level Economics Examiner, and also teaches undergraduate Economics on a very part-time basis at the University of Oxford. Ruth is passionate about making economics fun, engaging and accessible.

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