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MPs have scrapped a system that gave English MPs a veto over laws only affecting England.

The government’s motion to remove the English votes for English laws procedure in the Commons was approved without the need for a formal vote.

The SNP described it as an “utter, utter humiliation” for ministers.

But leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg told MPs the procedure had “added complexity and delay to the legislative process”.

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