Standing Orders (Public Business)

Part of Children and Social Work Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 5:08 pm on 7th March 2017.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development) 5:08 pm, 7th March 2017

Of course we support the principle of English votes for English laws and its ultimate logical conclusion of independence, but does the hon. Gentleman not recognise that there is a difference between supporting that concept in principle and this dog’s breakfast of Standing Orders that were brought forward in such a rush after 2015? It is these procedures that we have an issue with, not the principle of English votes for English laws.