Sector concerns on Scottish devolution moves

The Church of Scotland, the Scottish Trades Union Congress and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations have called for citizens to be involved in deciding what powers should be within the control of the Scottish Parliament and what should remain at Westminster. However, the speed of the current timetable for reform means that the views of the public are in danger of being ignored. Third Force News article.

Nearly 6,000 submissions from individuals and organisations have already been sent to Lord Smith of Kelvin, who is leading the devolution commission, well before the 31st October deadline. More from TFN. UPDATE: a further article on the subject is 11,000 and counting: Smith submissions skyrocket.

The Smith Commission website is at http://www.smith-commission.scot.