Constitution Committee - Eighth Report
Scottish independence: constitutional implications of the referendum

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 14 May 2014.


Terms of Reference


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Principles governing independence

The UK as the continuator state

Assets, institutions and liabilities

Chapter 3: Constitutional implications for the UK state

Legislation required for negotiations

Legislation to deliver independence

The UK Government after a " yes" vote

Effect on the House of Commons

Effect on the House of Lords

Effect on the UK Supreme Court

Chapter 4: Negotiations


Rest of the UK negotiating team

Involvement of Scottish MPs

Accountability and ratification

Timetable for negotiations

Chapter 5: Summary of conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: List of members and declarations of interests

Appendix 2: List of witnesses

Appendix 3: Call for evidence

Evidence is published online at and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7219 5314).

References in the footnotes to the report are as follows:

Q refers to a question in oral evidence.

Witness names without a question reference refer to written evidence.

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