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Publication of Scottish devolution command paper

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Speaking on the publication of a command paper on new powers to be handed to the Scottish Parliament, Jim McGovern

Speaking on the publication of a command paper on new powers to be handed to the Scottish Parliament, Jim McGovern, MP for Dundee West said:

“It was clear that throughout the independence campaign there was a great desire for further powers and we must hold the Government and indeed all parties to devolving these powers, however the lacklustre involvement of SNP MPs during the Secretary of State’s statement on the future of Scotland just goes to show that they cannot be trusted to turn out and deliver for Scotland to do so.

“I will be following developments intently to press the Government to stick to the proposed timetable and get draft legislation before the House of Commons as soon as possible, and I will be there to support the debate on Tuesday on devolution following the referendum.”

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