Government backtracks on plan for English votes for English laws.. So they lied, basically !

The Government has backtracked on its plans for English votes for English laws (Evel), promising a redraft of the controversial proposals and postponing a Commons vote until at least September.

David Cameron had faced the prospect of an embarrassing defeat on a manifesto pledge as Tory unease combined with a co-ordinated effort by Labour and SNP MPs to object to the plans.

Commons leader Chris Grayling announced at the weekly business statement that MPs will have two days of debate on a new draft of the rule changes.

The draft will be published on Monday, while the first day of debate is scheduled for Wednesday. The second day has not been announced but all days of Commons time before the summer recess have been filled.

By The Agency