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MP hopes Scottish issue is resolved
9:00am Saturday 26th January 2013 in News
WEST Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin hopes her campaign to solve the controversial ‘West Lothian Question’ will be resolved before the next general election.
She has been campaigning for the last three years for a solution to what she believes is a constitutional anomaly created by the devolution of power to Scotland.
While MPs in Westminster are not able to vote on certain matters affecting Scotland, their Scottish colleagues are able to vote on the corresponding English legislation.
A commission into the issue was convened last year.
This week she quizzed the Government on plans to publish the commission’s findings and was told by deputy leader of the House of Commons Tom Brake that a report is expected before the summer recess.
Mrs Baldwin is now calling for legislation to be scheduled before the 2015 election.
She said: “I am a passionate unionist and I support the dogma of ‘Localism’.
“This debate brings these two issues clearly into focus.”