Expectation and Limits on Further Devolution of Parliamentary Powers to Scotland

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George Revel

Leicester Law School, Students

Date Written: October 31, 2014

Abstract

This is a submission to The Smith Commission on Future Devolution in Scotland, aimed at assisting the Commission in determining the parameters and extent of powers that may be considered with respect to political and legal limitations. This paper considers the legal limits on promises that were made by the UK's major political parties in the lead up to the independence referendum in September 2014. Consideration is made of the extent to which the constitution of the UK could accommodate the implications of those political promises, and what limitations may be inferred by international law. Ultimately, questions are suggested for consideration by the Commission throughout in the desire to assist in the Commission discharging its duties.

Keywords: Constitutional Law, International Law, Scotland, Devolution, Smith Commission

Suggested Citation

Revel, George, Expectation and Limits on Further Devolution of Parliamentary Powers to Scotland (October 31, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2998044 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2998044

George Revel (Contact Author)

Leicester Law School, Students ( email )

Leicester
United Kingdom

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