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Scotland (Self-Government)

Volume 463: debated on Monday 28 March 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is prepared to consider a referendum in Scotland as to the desirability of some form of self-government for Scotland.

No. Apart from objections in principle to the hon. Member's suggestion, the issues involved are much too complicated for any reliable conclusions to be drawn from replies to isolated questions. Public opinion on such issues with all their implications and consequences, is best made effective through the procedure of Parliamentary democracy.