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Procedure Committee (Commons)
An interim report and Government response have been published.
The Committee is now undertaking a thorough technical evaluation of the operation of the new EVEL arrangements. Written evidence is invited, to arrive preferably no later than 12 April 2015.
The evaluation will cover all practical aspects of the procedure, including certification of Bills and instruments and the operation of the new legislative grand committees.
The Committee plans to monitor the practical and procedural issues arising from the new arrangements as they apply to all bills and secondary legislation for the remainder of the 2015-16 Session. It plans to report its findings early in the 2016-17 Session in order to inform the Government’s own review of EVEL arrangements.
Evidence given by Sir William McKay KCB, Chairman, Commission on the consequences of devolution for the House of Commons (February 2012–March 2013); Professor Adam Tomkins, John Millar Professor of Public Law, University of Glasgow (via videolink) (at 3.15pm)
Procedure Committee undertakes evaluation of EVEL arrangements