The Secretariat invited me to submit written evidence to the Commission in advance of my oral evidence in Cardiff on the 24th July 2012. I was asked to focus on the research I have conducted over the past decade and to explore the ‘West Lothian’ or ‘English Question’ through an examination of the governance of England. As such, this evidence looks at the Commission’s remit ‘to consider how the House of Commons might deal with legislation which affects only part of the United Kingdom, following the devolution of certain legislative powers to the Scottish Parliament, the Northern Ireland Assembly and National Assembly for Wales’ from a specific angle - how England should be governed post devolution in the UK. In doing so it is intended to provide some context for the Commission’s more specific concern with the West Lothian question.
|Title of host publication||Report of the Commission on the Consequences of Devolution for the House of Commons|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||House of Commons: London|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Mar 2013|