Browsing All posts tagged under »devolution«

Keir welcomes airports’ submission

October 28, 2014 by


  ‘Case for devolution has been made – Labour must drop opposition’ The SNP has today welcomed a joint submission by Scotland’s three main airports to the Smith Commission, calling for Air Passenger Duty (APD) to be devolved to the Scottish Parliament ahead of next year’s General Election. The submission ‘A Case for APD’ – […]

One month on: delivering ‘The Vow’

October 19, 2014 by


Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael says pledge to devolve further powers to Scottish Parliament is on track One month on from Scotland’s decision to remain part of the UK, Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has said the UK Government has hit the ground running on its pledge to devolve further powers to the Scottish Parliament. He called […]

Westminster WILL deliver, says Carmichael

October 14, 2014 by


    The UK Government will deliver on its pledge to bring significant new powers to the Scottish Parliament as part of further devolution within the UK, Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael said yesterday. It coincided with the publication of a UK Government Command Paper, a summary of the proposals set out by the 3 main […]

Don’t make Scotrail decision before new powers devolved: Lararowicz

October 4, 2014 by


Loal MP Mark Lazarowicz has backed a call by Scottish Labour MPs, MSPs and the RMT rail union for the retendering of the ScotRail and Caledonian sleeper franchises to be postponed in the light of the timetable for the devolution of new powers to the Scottish Parliament. Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has proposed that […]

Lazarowicz: transfer of powers ‘without delay’

September 22, 2014 by


Mark Lazarowicz MP has pledged to work for the transfer of powers promised to the Scottish Parliament without delay as Ed Miliband and the other UK party leaders confirmed their commitment to the process.  The North & Leith MP sets out his views on the way ahead for Scotland and the rest of the UK […]

1 April was ‘devolution landmark’

April 2, 2014 by


1 April marked a major milestone in the continuing road of Scottish devolution, Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael said yesterday. He said that as part of the United Kingdom, Scotland has ‘the best of both worlds’  Major financial changes introduced as part the Scotland Act 2012 will begin to take effect on 1 April next year, increasing […]