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Devolution: Draft reasoned amendment to Scotland & Wales Bill (Conservatives debate how to vote on Bill’s Second Reading)

Document type: archive
Document kind: Memorandum
Venue: House of Commons
Source: THCR 5/1/2/52
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: The words “d-e [directly-elected] Scottish” are in MT’s handwritting, suggesting that she made some attempt to find wording for a reasoned amendment. In the end the decision was made simply to vote against the Second Reading - a blunter, fuller rejection, which triggered the resignation of her most senior Scottish spokesman and his deputy.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 1p
Themes: Union of UK nations

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