Tuesday 9 June 2015

Scotland Bill 2015

The Scotland Bill 2015 was debated in the House of Commons on Monday 8th June 2015. The purpose of the Bill is to extend the powers of the Scottish Parliament following the report of the Smith Commission.

This Bill is the UK Government’s response to the Smith Commission and is aimed at translating the provisions of that report into law. It seeks to put the Scottish Parliament on a permanent footing along with the Sewel convention that states that Westminster will not normally legislate on devolved matters without the consent of the Scottish Parliament.

UNISON has produced a briefing on the Bill.

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