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Consultation on a Draft Referendum Bill - Analysis of Responses

Consultation on a Draft Referendum Bill - Analysis of Responses

Thursday, June 29, 2017

ISBN: 9781788510844

Independent analysis of the responses to the consultation on a draft referendum bill, held October 2016 - January 2017

Executive Summary

On 20 October 2016, the Scottish Government launched a consultation on a draft Referendum Bill. The consultation paper set out the Scottish Government’s proposals for

legislation for a possible referendum on independence for Scotland. The consultation ran for

three months, and closed on 11 January 2017.

The consultation paper proposed a number of changes to the procedures followed in the

2014 Scottish independence referendum. Some of these related to legislative changes

implemented after 2014, and some were intended to address specific issues raised following

the 2014 referendum.

This report covers the key findings from the responses to the consultation.