More Powers for Scottish Parliament

More Powers For Scottish Parliament

Independence referendum

On September 18th the people of Scotland voted decisively to remain part of the UK family of nations.

During the referendum, the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Ed Miliband, made commitments to deliver further powers to the Scottish Parliament. These commitments will be honoured.

The referendum in Scotland has rightly prompted calls for constitutional reform in other parts of the UK too. Lib Dems are longstanding advocates of reform and of a fully Federal solution for the whole UK.

You can view more details about the Liberal Democrats’ plans for Home Rule here.

Further Powers

On Monday 13th October 2014, the UK Government set out proposals for Scotland’s future.

The five parties represented in the Scottish Parliament have already submitted their proposals for further devolution to the Smith Commission (https://www.smith-commission.scot/)

Next steps:

  • The Smith Commission will publish a White Paper on proposals for more powers by St Andrew’s Day (30 Nov 2014)
  • The UK Government will then put forward draft legislative proposals by Burns’ Night (25 Jan 2015)
  • A final bill will then be brought to the House of Commons after the General Election in May 2015

You can view more details about the new powers coming to the Scottish Parliament in 2015/16 here.

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