Devolution: England

House of Lords written question – answered on 16th January 2015.

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Photo of Lord Stoddart of Swindon Lord Stoddart of Swindon Independent Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 8 December 2014 (HL3166), what plans they have to hold a referendum in England to ascertain the level of support for an English parliament.

Photo of Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Government has no plans to hold a referendum in England to ascertain the level of support for an English Parliament. The Government has published a Command Paper on the implications of devolution for England which contains separate proposals from each of the Coalition parties.

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