The Scotland Office has released a command paper, Scotland
And so it has arrived: draft legislation on further powers for the Scottish Parliament, published before Burns Night, in accordance with the timetable set out in the wake of “The Vow”.
The draft legislation published in response to the report of the Smith Commission makes much of the concept of 'no detriment' - that the actions of one government should not harm another.
Some have suggested that the production of the draft legislation resulting from the Smith Commission means that the 'Vow' is delivered and Scotland is now 'sorted'.
Today sees the announcement of the draft legislative clauses, widely trailed in the media, resulting from the Smitth Commission.
On November 27th 2014, the Smith Commission published proposals for further de
Hours after the Scottish independence referendum results were in, David Cameron announced that any further devolution to Scotland would be linked to a resolution of the ‘West Lothian question’,
Guest blog from Ken Gibb of Policy Scotland
Devolution (Further Powers) Committee, 11 December 2014 - Evidence from Professor David Bell and Mr David Eiser, Stirling University
Devolution (Further Powers) Committee, 11 December 2014 - Evidence from Professor Michael Keating, Director of the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change
The Smith Report