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Scotland: Devolution proposals

Published Friday, January 23, 2015

During the Scottish independence referendum campaign the three main UK parties committed to further devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament. This note traces the commitment to a “timetable”, and summarises substantive new powers proposed by each party.

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The independence referendum in Scotland on 18 September 2014 returned a No vote by a margin of 55% to 45%. During the referendum campaign the three main UK parties committed to further devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament.

This note traces the commitment to a “timetable” for new powers, summarises substantive new powers proposed by each party individually, and looks at commentaries on their potential impact.

Commons Briefing papers SN06987

Authors: Paul Bowers; Hazel Armstrong

Topics: Devolution, Scottish Parliament

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