I don't grok the distinction in footnote 59. Can anyone pls illustrate it?
Once it has been determined that a given Bill or provision falls within the EVEL rules, the core principle enshrined in those rules kicks in. That principle is that legislation to which the rules apply cannot be enacted unless it receives the support of a majority of all MPs and a majority of all MPs representing English constituencies.59 This regime goes beyond that which was recommended by the McKay Commission, since it enables MPs representing English constituencies to block legislation, as opposed simply to registering an objection against it. It is therefore no longer possible for legislation relating exclusively to England to be ‘imposed’ upon English MPs simply because the legislation is supported by a majority of all MPs.
59 The majority must be of the relevant group of MPs who actually vote on the matter, rather than a majority of all MPs who belong to the relevant group.
Mark Elliott. Public Law (3 ed 2017). p 258.