Sovereignty: Scotland

Scotland Office written question – answered on 30th June 2015.

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Photo of Lord Empey Lord Empey UUP

To ask Her Majesty’s Government under what circumstances they will consent to a second referendum on Scottish independence.

Photo of Lord Dunlop Lord Dunlop The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

The people of Scotland voted decisively on 18 September 2014 in favour of remaining part of the United Kingdom. In September 2013, the now First Minister described the independence referendum as a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity for Scotland’. The issue of a further referendum therefore does not arise.

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