Finding the good in EVEL: An evaluation of 'English Votes for English Laws' in the House of Commons.

Reports & Briefings
Coree Brown Swan

Recent political developments have focused attention on the ‘English Question’. In response to the 2014 Scottish referendum result, the UK government initiated a procedural reform in the House of Commons known as ‘English Votes for English Laws’ (EVEL), which was formally adopted in October 2015. This report results from an in-depth academic research project into EVEL. It evaluates how the procedures fared during their first year in operation, and weighs arguments for and against such a reform. Based on this analysis, it makes a series of constructive proposals to improve the current system

EVEL Report Gover and Kenny.pdf (1.69 MB, application/pdf)

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