20 Years of Devolution

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:36 pm on 11th July 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South 1:36 pm, 11th July 2019

Mr Speaker, you and I are probably among the few current Members who put the devolution Bill through around 20 years ago. Since then, I have served on the Scottish Affairs Committee and got to know some of the difficulties that Scotland faces. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that one of the biggest problems is that we somehow have to stop people leaving Scotland, because Scotland’s population is falling? Something has got to happen to change that, but does he agree that, by and large, the devolution settlement is working quite well, regardless of political parties?