20 Years of Devolution

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:20 pm on 11th July 2019.

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Photo of David Duguid David Duguid Conservative, Banff and Buchan 1:20 pm, 11th July 2019

I thank my fellow Committee member for her intervention but I would not necessarily recognise voting against those amendments as ignoring them. We just voted against them because we did not agree with them, and that is how democracy works.

In summary, it is time for a fair deal for the north-east, and more powers for local and regional communities across Scotland. It is time to respect the fact that although the Scottish people voted for devolution 20 years ago, at no point—either in 2014 or in any election since—have the people of Scotland expressed a desire to break up the United Kingdom.