Scotland: Devolution proposals - Commons Library Standard Note

Published 23 January 2015 | Standard notes SN06987

Authors: Paul Bowers, Hazel Armstrong

Topic: Devolution, Scottish Parliament

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.

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