Standing Orders (Public Business)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:58 pm on 22nd October 2015.

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Photo of Iain Stewart Iain Stewart Conservative, Milton Keynes South 1:58 pm, 22nd October 2015

I am not going to give way again. I have very limited time.

I look forward to contributions from Scotland on all matters, but I want to have, for my constituents, the important principle of consent: that their Members of Parliament approve matters that apply only to them. This is an issue that has been running around for decades, and it is an issue on which there is strong public support on both sides of the border. I refer the House to two opinion polls this year. In an Ipsos MORI poll in July, 59% of people across the United Kingdom approved of the principle of English votes. In Scotland, in a ComRes survey in May, 53% approved.