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Scotland Bill evidence session

16 February 2011

The Scottish Secretary, Michael Moore MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary, David Mundell MP, economists and academics give evidence.

The Scottish Affairs Committee held its final evidence session examining the provisions and proposals in the Scotland Bill, which is currently going through Parliament.

Alan Trench, University College London, Professor Iain Mclean, Nuffield College, Oxford, Professor Drew Scott, University of Edinburgh, Professor Andrew Hughes Hallet, George Mason University gave evidence.

Mr Michael Moore, Secretary of State for Scotland and David Mundell, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State also gave evidence.

Further information on the inquiry is available on the Committee’s website:

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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