Devolution: England

House of Lords written question – answered on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of Lord Stoddart of Swindon Lord Stoddart of Swindon Independent Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce legislation to create an English parliament; and if not, why not.

Photo of Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Government is considering the various constitutional issues that arise from further devolution, including the so-called West Lothian question.

Discussions on this issue and other proposals relating to 'the English question' are ongoing. The Government does not believe at present there is public support for a separate English Parliament which would increase the cost of politics and the number of politicians.

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