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David Mundell says Scotland Bill changes ‘deliver on the Vow’

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 10:19 GMT, Nov 2, 2015 |
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Changes to the Scotland Bill will make it clear “beyond any reasonable doubt” that the UK government has delivered on the vow of more powers for Holyrood, the Scottish Secretary has said.

David Mundell said the parliament would become one of the world’s most powerful devolved assemblies.

UK government amendments to the bill are due to be laid at Westminster.

The Scottish government said the changes “continue to fall short of delivering the Smith report in full”.

A House of Commons debate on the bill, which brings new powers over tax and welfare to the Scottish Parliament, will take place next week.

The bill follows the Smith Commission review of devolution after last year’s Scottish independence referendum.