Can new powers for Scotland really be delivered within promised timescale?

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Lord Smith of Kelvin’s task of steering the commission for more Scottish devolution is set to a timescale that makes his job chairing the organising committee of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games look like child’s play.

It has made quick progress to date. Inside two weeks of the referendum result, the Smith commission was populated with members from each of the five parties represented at Holyrood (the SNP, Labour, the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens). By the time public proposals to the commission had closed on October 31, some 14,000 submissions had been made.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2014

Bibliographical note

Malcolm receives funding from the Economic and Social Research Council for his position as a researcher for the Centre on Constitutional Change.


  • Alex Salmond
  • SNP
  • Scotland
  • scottish referendum
  • Smith Commission
  • Scottish devolution
  • Lord Smith of Kelvin


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