The Conservative Government has performed a dramatic climbdown over plans to restrict Scottish MPs voting rights before the summer recess.

Ministers were facing potential defeat in the Commons vote on 'English votes for English laws' - due to be held next week.

Labour, the SNP, the Lib Dems and the DUP were all expected to vote against the proposals, which also caused disquiet on the Tory backbenches.

Chris Grayling, the leader of the House, told MPs the proposals would be redrafted and reintroduced later this year.

Former Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael said the U-turn was "welcome" and that ministers had listened "at least to the concerns of their own backbenchers" if not others.

He added that any reworked proposals would have to recognise Westminster as the "UK Parliament and not a proxy English Parliament".