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Volume 624: debated on Wednesday 19 April 2017

Written Statement

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Education

Technical and Further Education Bill: English Votes for English Laws

I am pleased to announce the publication of analysis of English votes for English laws in relation to amendments to the Technical and Further Education Bill during its passage through the House of Lords.

The English votes for English laws process applies to public Bills in the House of Commons. To support the process, the Government have agreed that they will provide information to assist the Speaker in considering whether to certify that Bill or any of its provisions for the purposes of English votes for English laws. Bill provisions that relate exclusively to England or to England and Wales, and which have a subject matter within the legislative competence of one or more of the devolved legislatures, can be certified.

The memorandum provides an assessment of tabled amendments to the Technical and Further Education Bill, for the purposes of English votes for English laws, ahead of Commons consideration of Lords amendments (CCLA).

This analysis reflects the position should all the amendments from the House of Lords be accepted.

The memorandum can be found on the Bill documents page of the Parliament website at:

http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2016-17/technicalandfurthereducation/documents.html

I have also deposited a copy in the Libraries of both Houses.

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