Oral Answers to Questions — Devolution Legislation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st November 1976.

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Photo of Dennis Canavan Dennis Canavan , Stirlingshire West 12:00 am, 1st November 1976

Will my hon. Friend deny the silly rumours that the Government are likely to give way to IMF pressure to scrap the devolution proposals? Bearing in mind last week's opinion poll published in the Scotsman indicating that the vast majority of Scots want a referendum, which would conclusively show that the vast majority of Scots would prefer devolution to SNP-style separation, will my hon. Friend and the Government continue to consider proposals for holding a referendum?