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Legislative Grand Committees

A Legislative Grand Committee takes place in the Chamber and is part of the English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) process. All MPs representing the relevant constituencies are members of the Committee. For example, in the case of the Legislative Grand Committee for England and Wales, all MPs representing constituencies in England and Wales are members.

Legislative Grand Committees usually meet immediately after report stage and consider a consent motion moved by a minister. A consent motion is a form of words that generally proposes agreement to the provisions that have been certified under the EVEL process.

The Legislative Grand Committee for England can also be used for the committee stage of a bill certified as relating exclusively to England (alternatively the bill can be referred to a Public Bill Committee whose members will be chosen from MPs representing constituencies in England).

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