The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee today agreed to hold an inquiry looking at the future of devolution after next week’s referendum in Scotland.

Chair of the Committee, Graham Allen MP, said: “The consequences for our democracy of next week’s referendum—whether it is a yes or a no vote—will be examined by the Select Committee and a report issued to Parliament and the public.  The inquiry is likely to include a consideration of the need for the levels of devolution being offered to Scotland to be offered to England, Wales and Northern Ireland, a written constitution to entrench that settlement, and other matters that will require an immediate view from Parliament.

“We are living through very exciting times for our democracy and I am keen to seize this chance to consider the future of devolution.  My own view is that if it’s good enough to offer to Scotland, it’s good enough for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.”

Detailed terms of reference for the inquiry will be issued shortly.  

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