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Scottish Members’ Voting Rights

Volume 456: debated on Wednesday 31 January 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to her answer of 5 December 2006, Official Report, column 352W, on Scottish Members’ voting rights, what research her Department has undertaken on the likely effect of changing the voting rights of hon. Members for Scottish constituencies on public confidence in the parliamentary process. (112243)

The Government believe that there is no case for altering the fundamental principle of the constitution that all MPs have equal rights and can therefore vote on any matter before them. It has therefore not undertaken any research into the public impact of such a change.