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Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps the Calman Commission has taken to (a) publicise its work outside Scotland, (b) obtain evidence from people resident outside Scotland and (c) obtain evidence on (i) the impact Scottish devolution has had on the rest of the United Kingdom and (ii) on the effect that further devolution of powers would have on the rest of the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement. (205366)

The remit of the Commission on Scottish Devolution was made known in my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland’s written ministerial statement of 25 March 2008, Official Report, column 8WS.

It will consult as widely as possible and listen to all voices in Scotland and the rest of the UK. Its work will be published on its website:

throughout the review process.