Downing Street confirms that government will follow through on devolution

 
Billy Ehrenberg
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There had been talk, fuelled by Michael Gove, that the transfer of certain powers to Scotland might hinge on restrictions on Scottish MPs' voting rights (Source: Getty)

The Prime Minister has moved to quell suggestions it won't deliver devolution as promised.

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There had been talk, fuelled by Michael Gove, that the transfer of certain powers to Scotland might hinge on restrictions on Scottish MPs' voting rights.

A government source was unequivocal:

There was an unambiguous commitment by the party leaders to deliver more devolution to Scotland on a clear timetable. That is not conditional on anything else. No ifs, not buts – that will occur.

Michael Gove, the Tories' chief whip, had said that nay devolution without a reassessment of Scottish MPs' role in Westminster. This clarification says both issues should be resolved in tandem, rather than one being dependent on the other.

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