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 Mr John Smith Mr John Smith , Lanarkshire North 12:00 am, 1st November 1976

My right hon. Friend the Lord President has made it clear that we shall publish the consultative document on the English regions before the Second Reading debate on the devolution Bill. That is a categorical assurance that will be adhered to. There has been some fair criticism of the Government for not having produced the document before now.