PARLIAMENTARY UPDATES - Latest Update: 17 November

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Latest on the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill

Members of the Health and Sport Committee agreed to discuss this bill in private at the latest meeting on November 4th 2014. Read more

The Smith Commission Lord Smith of Kelvin

Following the referendum vote on 18 September 2014, Scotland will remain as part of the United Kingdom with its own Parliament. There is a willingness, shared by all five of Scotland’s political parties, to strengthen the powers of the Scottish Parliament within the UK.

On 19 September, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that Lord Smith of Kelvin had agreed to oversee the process to take forward the devolution commitments on further powers for the Scottish Parliament. 

Smith Commission website

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