12 September 1997
New Scotland parliament to take responsibility for agriculture

Scotland voted for its own parliament. It will take over the Scottish Offices powers relating to agriculture, fisheries and food. Voters also called for the parliament to have tax varying powers.

The new parliament is due to be elected by proportional representation in April or May 1999. The first sitting is expected early in the next millennium. It is Wales turn to vote for a separate assembly on September 18.

  • Financial Times 12/09/97 page 10
  • The Times 12/09/97 page 1
  • The Guardian 12/09/97 page 1
  • The Independent 12/09/97 page 1, page 8, page 17
  • The Daily Telegraph 12/09/97 page 1, page 4