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ref date:19 Jun 1998 (SI)
Tories plan English grand committee

Sir Malcolm Rifkind, supposedly Scottish, has quite sensibly suggested that there be a grand committee of English only MPs that will deal with issues pertaining to Enland only, a committee the Scottish parliament would be isolated from.

For once I find myself agreeing with a Tory. Its fair considering the Scottish parliament will (in theory at least) deal with Scottish issues only.

However, will this Committee have powers that Westminster can say 'non' to? In the same way as Blair is trying to control the Scottish parliament through legislation and blackmail.