Is English Votes for English Laws the way forward

The issue of English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) is now a part of the General Election campaign. The Tories have published proposals that would give English MPs and sometimes Welsh MPs more of a say in the amending of legislation that only affects England, or England and Wales. This will accompany greater devolution for Scotland. Some MPs want broader proposals that ban Scottish MPs voting on English-only or English and Welsh-only issues altogether. Others see such proposals as dangerous for the Union. Is English Votes for English laws necessary or is it a threat to the cohesion of the UK? Should it be included in a UK Constitution alongside greater devolution for English regions?

Have a look at the "See Full Brief" tab on the Devolution section for some links to different aspects of this debate.

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