UK Parliament Agrees to Hold Inquiry on Future of Devolution

September 19, 2014

The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee of the Parliament of the United Kingdom has agreed to hold an inquiry looking at the future of devolution in the United Kingdom, in the light of Scotland's referendum result.

Chair of the Committee, Graham Allen MP, said:

"The consequences for our democracy of the referendum result will be examined by the Select Committee and a report issued to Parliament and the public. The inquiry is likely to include a consideration of the need for the levels of devolution being offered to Scotland to be offered to England, Wales and Northern Ireland, a written constitution to entrench that settlement, and other matters that will require an immediate view from Parliament.

We are living through very exciting times for our democracy and I am keen to seize this chance to consider the future of devolution. My own view is that if it’s good enough to offer to Scotland, it’s good enough for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

I want to hear the views of the leaders of the main political parties on the way forward for our democracy."

Detailed terms of reference for the inquiry will be issued shortly. 


Originally published on the UK Parliament website. 

Photo courtesy of Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

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