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This paper is published by the IRPP, 18 November 2015
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This current reform is also likely to have wider constitutional implications. It is possible that it will in time lead to pressure for a more substantive form of EVEL, particularly if further powers are devolved to other parts of the UK. 

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6 October 2015

As part of the Committee’s scrutiny of inter-governmental relations, the Committee commissioned external research of the legislative oversight of inter-governmental relations in other jurisdictions.

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October 2015

The Constitution Committee of the House of Lords is currently conducting an inquiry into the impact of devolution on the UK, what binds the constituent parts together and how the Union might be strengthened and reinforced.

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The Hunter Foundation

A year on from the independence referendum, David Bell considers what's happened since, particularly in terms of the economy and economic powers. He also considers where Scotland would be now had the vote gone the other way. 

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The Scotland Bill contains many new powers for the Scottish Government but those relating to welfare have been the focus of particular interest. Much has been said about how they might be changed or improved to develop a distinctively Scottish approach to social security.
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Briefing paper by Prof Michael Kenny & Daniel Gover on English Votes for English Laws

Last week the government published its detailed proposals for introducing English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) into the House of Commons.

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Briefing written for the Centre on Constitutional Change.
The proposed repeal of the Human Rights Act (HRA), and in particular its implications for devolution have attracted a lot of attention.
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Institute for Government report - February 2015. Akash Paun, Robyn Munro
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The Future of England Survey 2014

Scotland’s big question was resolved on 18 September 2014. Early the next morning David Cameron opened up the English question, announcing:

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