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Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL1057, tabled on 2 July 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government which Acts of Parliament passed since 1985 would have fallen into the category of a law which affects England alone, as set out in the statement by the Leader of the House of Commons on 2 July; and what percentage of the total number of laws passed since 1985 this represents.

Answered on

16 July 2015

The Government has not performed a retrospective assessment of the application of the proposed new rules, as to do so would rely upon past devolution settlements. In applying the rules in future, the certification of Bills introduced would be a matter for the Speaker of the House of Commons.

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Cabinet Office