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Volume 888: debated on Monday 17 March 1975

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asked the Lord President of the Council if he will take the opportunity provided by the Common Market referendum to obtain at a low cost Welsh and Scottish opinion on the need for Welsh and Scottish parliaments by including on the referendum form in these countries an additional question on the devolution issue; and if he will make a statement.

No. As indicated in the preface to the White Paper on the referendum (Command 5925) it is to be held because of the unique nature of the EEC issue.