Standing Orders (Public Business)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:44 pm on 22nd October 2015.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Chair, European Scrutiny Committee 2:44 pm, 22nd October 2015

I appreciate the point the right hon. Member makes. I am not saying that I am against the Barnett formula. I think there is an issue with Barnett consequentials, but the bottom line is this: we are now dealing with a constitutional question. It is constantly claimed that this is about two classes of MPs, but I am simply dismissing that because it is complete rubbish. There are not two classes of MPs. The right of people to vote in the Scottish Parliament or the UK Parliament derives from the functions conferred upon them by agreement of the whole House of Commons when the Scotland Bill was put through in 1997.