McKay Commission

The McKay Commission – Commission on the consequences of devolution for the House of Commons

The Commission on the consequences of devolution for the House of Commons, also known as The McKay Commission, is an independent commission announced by HM Government on 17 January 2012.

Commission’s terms of reference

To consider how the House of Commons might deal with legislation which affects only part of the United Kingdom, following the devolution of certain legislative powers to the Scottish Parliament, the Northern Ireland Assembly and the National Assembly for Wales.

 

Submissions and enquiries

Submissions and enquiries from those with an interest or views on the consequences of devolution for the House of Commons, or the so-called ‘West Lothian question’ or an English Question, may be sent to secretariat@tmc.independent.gov.uk .  (The Commission originally sought these by 13 April 2012).  Please be aware that submissions are subject to publication on this website and that any attachment or annex must be less than 8Mb in size. 

You can view the written evidence which has been received and leave comments.  Transcripts of oral evidence are also available to read and relevant background information can be found in the links page.