Emergency debate: means of delivery of English Votes on English Laws

Emergency debate on means of delivery of English Votes for English Laws
07 July 2015

The House of Commons has agreed to an application for an emergency debate on the means by which the Government seeks to deliver the objectives outlined by the Leader of the House in his Statement on English Votes on English Laws.

The Speaker has decided that this debate will take place on Tuesday 7 July, after Questions, any Statements and the Presentation and Ten Minute Rule Bills, for up to three hours. The scheduled opposition debate will be held afterwards.

Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons Chamber are available three hours after they happen in Today’s Commons Debates.

Further information

Application for debate

The House of Commons agreed to an application for an emergency debate made by the MP for Orkney and Shetland, Alistair Carmichael, on Monday 6 July 2015.

Statement on English Votes on English Laws

Leader of the House of Commons, Chris Grayling made a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday 2 July on English Votes on English Laws.

Commons Library Business briefings

The Commons Library provides links to documents and reports that relate to the Business being conducted in the House of Commons Chamber and in Westminster Hall.

Emergency debates

An emergency debate is a debate called at short notice in the House of Commons on a matter that should have urgent consideration. An MP may apply to the Speaker for an emergency debate under the rules of Standing Order No. 24.

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