Devolution

Part of Message from the Queen – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th March 1979.

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Photo of Donald Dewar Donald Dewar , Glasgow Garscadden 12:00 am, 14th March 1979

Will my right hon. Friend accept that the ludicrous efforts of the hon. Member for Mid-Sussex (Mr. Renton) are a strong argument, in themselves, for devolution? Does he accept that there is a strong feeling in Scotland that, although there is still an argument to be won there, as the rather disappointing referendum result illustrates, the Labour Party and the Government must continue their commitment to devolution and fight to ensure that a better structure of government is brought forward for Scotland?