Graham Calls for Joint Committee on EVEL

Posted on 22 October 2015 (Permalink)

Graham has called for a joint committee to be set up to look into the details of the government's proposals for English Votes for English Laws (EVEL).

His call echoes the one in the House of Lords, where former Head of the Civil Service, Robin Butler, successfully passed an identical motion on the 21st July 2015.

Graham's motion is below:

CONSTITUTIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF ENGLISH VOTES FOR ENGLISH LAWS (JOINT COMMITTEE)

Mr Graham Allen

That this House concurs with the Lords message of 21 July, that it is expedient that a joint committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the constitutional implications of the Government’s 14 July revised proposals to change the Standing Orders of the House of Commons in order to give effect to English Votes for English Laws, and that the committee should report on the proposals by 30 March 2016.

You can see Graham proposing this amendment on the floor of the House here: http://goo.gl/tM6UAX