Devolution: England

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 23rd February 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 26 January (HL4275) concerning a referendum for an English parliament, since the Command Paper on devolution did not consider the possibility of an English parliament, whether they plan to consult on devolution for England and on the possibility of a referendum on devolution for England including an English parliament.

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

I refer the noble Lord to the answers I gave on 8 December 2014, 16 January 2015 and 26 January 2015 to HL4275, HL3924 and HL3166.

The Government has no plans to hold a referendum in England to ascertain the level of support for an English Parliament. Discussions on this issue and other proposals relating to 'the English question' are on-going.

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Kevin Wells
Posted on 24 Feb 2015 2:55 pm (Report this annotation)

So basicly it is ignore the wishes of the English People