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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1618: tabled on 16 March 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the result of the recent referendum in Wales; notes that this will give the Welsh Assembly Government direct law-making powers in 20 devolved areas, including health and education; further notes that, for the first time ever, laws which affect only Wales will be made only in Wales; further notes that in Scotland the Scottish Government is responsible for all issues that are not explicitly reserved to the UK Parliament by Section 5 of the Scotland Act 1998; further notes that these include NHS Scotland, education, justice and policing; further notes that there are no such arrangements for laws that affect only English residents; and calls on the UK Government to introduce legislation which will ensure that in future only English hon. Members can vote on legislation which affects only residents in England.

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DEVOLUTION (Amendment 1)
leave out from`Wales' to end and add `notes that devolution has been successful in the last decade and has enhanced the Union; further notes that no other country in Europe with asymmetrical devolution has members of the national parliament with differential voting rights; further notes that deciding which legislation affects only English residents is problematic and constitutionally complex; further notes that all legislation passed in the UK Parliament has implications for all parts of the UK and that hon. Members represent their constituencies as well as the UK as a whole; further notes that a reduction in numbers of Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish hon. Members weakens the Union; and calls on the UK Government to preserve equal voting rights among hon. Members.'.
Labour, Torfaen
EDM 1618A1: tabled on 28 March 2011