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MPs hear evidence on Scottish Devolution

02 February 2011

The Scottish Affairs Committee takes evidence from Sir Kenneth Calman, chairman of the Commission on Scottish Devolution, as part of its inquiry examining the provisions and proposals set out in the Scotland Bill and the White Paper.

Meeting information

Location: Thatcher Room, Portcullis House 

Witnesses

2.30pm

  • Professor Sir Kenneth Calman, University of Glasgow and Professor Jim Gallagher

4pm

  • Ruchir Shah, Head of Policy and Research Department, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and David Griffiths, Chief Executive, Ecas, and member of SCVO Policy Committee

Background

The Scotland Bill was published on 30 November 2010. The Government also published a White Paper, 'Strengthening Scotland’s Future', on the same day.

The Bill is based on the recommendations of the Commission on Scottish Devolution (the Calman Commission), and will develop the arrangements set out in the Scotland Act 1998.

The Commission published its final report in June 2009, and the previous Scottish Affairs Committee published its report on the Commission on Scottish Devolution in March 2010.

Further information

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