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Scotland Bill confirmed for St Andrew's day

Scottish Secretary Michael Moore has today confirmed that the Scotland Office will lay the Scotland Bill in the UK Parliament on St Andrew's Day (Tuesday 30 November).

Scottish Secretary Michael Moore has today confirmed that the Scotland Office will lay the Scotland Bill in the UK Parliament on St Andrew’s Day (Tuesday 30 November).

The legislation will take forward the recommendations of the Commission on Scottish Devolution and see Holyrood take on significant new revenue raising powers and accountability. It will also see the transfer of various taxes and functions from Westminster.

Full details of the changes will be made available on the afternoon of 30 November.

Michael Moore, the Secretary of State for Scotland, said:

“Scotland’s national day is the perfect time to launch the Scotland Bill.  Our proposals will give Holyrood a range of new powers. This marks the beginning of a new phase in Scotland’s devolved government.  It will make the Scottish Parliament both more powerful and more accountable.

“What we propose is the biggest transfer of fiscal power to Scotland since the creation of the United Kingdom.  The bill will is designed to meet Scotland’s needs and I look forward to presenting the details on our national day.”

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