Smith Commission

House of Lords written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish impact and risk assessments on the Smith Commission's recommendations.

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The Government has committed to producing draft clauses by Burns’ Night, 25 January 2015. Individual parties have made commitments to introduce legislation to Parliament following the General Election in May 2015. It is expected that formal introduction of legislation will be accompanied by supporting documents in the usual way, including Impact Assessments.

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