BRIEFLY : LETTER

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THE argument against devolution to a Scottish parliament seems to be that it would be unreasonable for Scottish MPs at Westminster to vote on matters affecting England if their English counterparts were denied an equivalent influence on Scottish affairs (letters, 30 July). Surely this could be overcome by excluding MPs from Scottish constituencies from voting on English matters which parallel those devolved. This would mean that Westminster would often sit as an English Grand Committee and the majority party would sometimes be different from the British government, reflecting the electorate's preferences within the areas concerned.

Tim Hurren

Harrogate, N Yorks

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