The Committee have been considering the potential economic impact of Scottish Independence on the economies of Scotland and the rest of the UK ahead of the referendum on Scottish independence to be held on the 18 September 2014. The Committee have considered a broad range of economic questions including defence spending and Trident renewal, monetary policy, the future of North Sea oil and possible division of the UK’s national debt.
The Committee will hold an embargoed press briefing for the media from 11:00am on Tuesday 9 April in Committee Room 4 of the House of Lords. Copies of the report will be available to read in the briefing room from 10:00am. Committee Chairman Lord MacGregor will host the briefing and answer questions. The report’s contents and any comments made in the briefing will be embargoed until 00:01 on Wednesday 10 April.