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The Referendum on Separation for Scotland

Inquiry status: Eleven Reports published, Oral evidence ongoing

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An inquiry relating to a potential referendum on Separation for Scotland. The first part of this inquiry focuses on the processes and mechanics by which such a referendum would be organised and conducted. The second part of the inquiry seeks to identify those issues which will need to be resolved before a referendum is held in order to allow voters to make an informed choice.

 

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    • Reports and associated evidence – Reports of Committee inquires. This category may also include Special Reports where they are used by a Committee to bring matters relating to conduct of its business to the notice of the House.
    • Responses to Reports - Responses may be published as a Special Report, or as a Command Paper. They may also be appended to a Report should the Committee have substantial comments on the Response, in which case they can be found listed under Reports. 
    • Other oral and written evidence - Evidence taken by the Committee that has yet to or did not result in the publication of a Report. This includes transcripts of recent meetings.
    • Estimate Memoranda - An Estimate memorandum is an explanatory note that accompanies a government department’s estimate (a means by which a department seeks authority from Parliament for its spending plans).
    • Correspondence - Correspondence sent from or received by the Committee or its Chair.