Commission on Scottish Devolution

An independent review of the experience of devolution in Scotland

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Written Submissions

Here you can view all written submissions received, other than those where the person or organisation making the submission requested confidentiality (in accordance with our policy on handling written submissions).

Responses to preliminary consultation (May-June 2008)

On 22 May 2008, the Commission Chairman invited suggestions for topics on which the Commission should focus its attention. The closing date was 13 June. The submissions received are listed below.

Submission Posted date
Councillor David Alexander 24 July 2008
Anonymous 24 July 2008
Association of Scotland's Colleges 24 July 2008
Big Lottery Fund 4 August 2008
Professor Norman Bonney 24 July 2008
CBI Scotland 24 July 2008
Church of Scotland 24 July 2008
Jim Craigen 24 July 2008
Dundee University 24 July 2008
Educational Institute of Scotland 2 September 2008
Electoral Commission 12 September 2008
Equality and Human Rights Commission 24 July 2008
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland 24 July 2008
Institute of Local Television 24 July 2008
Law Society of Scotland 24 July 2008
Literature Forum 24 July 2008
Graeme McCormick 24 July 2008
North Lanarkshire Council 4 August 2008
Planning Aid for Scotland 24 July 2008
Quality Meat Scotland 4 August 2008
Reform Scotland 24 July 2008
RoSPA Scotland 24 July 2008
Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow 4 August 2008
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama 24 July 2008
James G Scott 24 July 2008
Scottish Ballet 24 July 2008
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations 12 September 2008
Scottish Engineering 4 August 2008
Scottish Green Party 24 July 2008
Scottish Information Commissioner 24 July 2008
Scottish Screen 24 July 2008
Scottish Trades Union Congress 4 August 2008
Struan Stevenson MEP 24 July 2008
Stonewall Scotland 4 August 2008
Student Loans Company Ltd 24 July 2008
UNISON Scotland 24 July 2008
Youthlink Scotland 4 August 2008

Responses to first general consultation (June-September 2008)

On 18 June 2008, the Commission Chairman invited general submissions, based on nine questions covering all aspects of the Commission's remit. The closing date was 3 September. Click here to view these questions. The submissions received are posted below.

Submission Posted date
Councillor David Alexander 2 September 2008
Anonymous 19 September 2008
Architecture + Design Scotland 2 September 2008
Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland 2 September 2008
Association of Scottish Community Councils 2 September 2008
Alastair Balls 2 September 2008
Professor Norman Bonney 19 August 2008
Boundary Commission for Scotland 19 August 2008
Cairngorms National Park Authority 18 September 2008
Catholic Parliamentary Office 12 September 2008
CBI Scotland 19 August 2008
Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy 12 September 2008
Church of Scotland 19 September 2008
Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) 17 September 2008
City of Edinburgh Council 17 September 2008
Educational Institute of Scotland 9 October 2008
Electoral Reform Society Scotland 12 September 2008
Environment Agency 18 September 2008
Faculty of Advocates 9 October 2008
Glasgow City Council 2 September 2008
Professor Adrian Grant 12 September 2008
Highland Council 17 September 2008
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland 7 October 2008
Institute of Directors in Scotland 12 September 2008
Institute of Local Television 12 September 2008
Prof Michael Keating 25 August 2008
Law Society of Scotland (no.2) 9 October 2008
D R Mayer 2 September 2008
MG Alba 12 September 2008
National Farmers Union Scotland 12 September 2008
National Trust for Scotland 2 September 2008
North Lanarkshire Council 7 October 2008
Office of Communications (OFCOM) 12 September 2008
Mr A J Parrott 12 September 2008
Quality Meat Scotland 12 September 2008
Regulatory Review Group 19 August 2008
Renfrewshire Council 12 September 2008
Road Haulage Association 12 September 2008
Royal Society of Edinburgh 12 September 2008
Royal Town Planning Institute in Scotland 2 September 2008
Scottish Borders Council 17 September 2008
Scottish CND 19 September 2008
Scottish Council for Development and Industry 9 October 2008
Scottish Environment Protection Agency 12 September 2008
Scottish Episcopal Church 12 September 2008
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations 12 September 2008
Scottish Funding Council 17 September 2008
Scottish Police Federation 19 August 2008
Scottish Public Services Ombudsman 12 September 2008
Scottish Rural Property & Business Association 2 September 2008
Scottish Trades Union Congress 12 September 2008
Shetland Islands Council 17 September 2008
Society of Local Authority Chief Executives 9 October 2008
SportScotland 12 September 2008
Stonewall Scotland 12 September 2008
David Taylor 12 September 2008
Thompsons Scotland 17 September 2008
UNISON Scotland 2 September 2008
University and College Union, Scotland 12 September 2008
University of Abertay 12 September 2008
University of Edinburgh 12 September 2008
Councillors Walsh and Scoullar (Argyll & Bute Council) 9 October 2008
Gordon West 19 August 2008
West Dunbartonshire Council 12 September 2008
West Lothian Council 12 September 2008
Gareth Young 12 September 2008

Responses to second general consultation (December 2008 - February 2009)

The Commission's First Report launched a second phase of consultation, based on the various questions posed in that Report (and the accompanying consultation document). The responses received are listed below.

Submission Posted date
Alex (no.2) 8 January 2009
Anonymous 28 January 2009
Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (no.2) 2 March 2009
Association of North East Councils 2 March 2009
Association of Scottish Community Councils (no.2) 3 March 2009
BBC Trust 25 February 2009
British Association for Shooting and Conservation 2 March 2009
British Shooting Sports Council 3 March 2009
David Cairns MP 25 February 2009
Dennis Canavan 3 March 2009
CBI Scotland (no.3) 25 February 2009
Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (no.2) 5 March 2009
Church of Scotland (no.3) 11 March 2009
Consumer Focus Scotland 2 March 2009
Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence 5 March 2009
Jim Craigen (no.2) 25 February 2009
The Crown Estate 12 February 2009
Brian Donohoe MP 12 February 2009
Educational Institute of Scotland (no.3) 5 March 2009
Electoral Commission (Scotland) (no.2) 5 March 2009
Environment Agency (no.2) 5 March 2009
Faculty of Advocates (no.2) 11 March 2009
Fairshare (no.2) 2 March 2009
Dr Patrick Ford 2 March 2009
George Foulkes MSP 18 March 2009
Dr James Gilmour 23 February 2009
Gun Trade Association 19 January 2009
Professor Christopher Harvie MSP 19 May 2009
Professor David Heald 2 March 2009
Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland 11 March 2009
HM Government (no.2) 11 May 2009
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (no.4) 5 March 2009
Institute of Fundraising 5 March 2009
Institute of Local Television (no.3) 23 February 2009
Professor Michael Keating 28 January 2009
Law Society of Scotland (no.4) 6 April 2009
John Macadam 23 February 2009
Kenneth Macarthur 8 January 2009
David Martin MEP & Catherine Stihler MEP 25 February 2009
Stephen Maxwell 19 January 2009
M G Alba (no.2) 3 March 2009
Gordon Morrison 3 March 2009
Andrew Morton 2 April 2009
Musicians Union 25 February 2009
National Farmers Union Scotland (no.2) 11 March 2009
Dr M J North 3 March 2009
North East Chamber of Commerce 2 March 2009
The Northern Way 2 March 2009
Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator 2 March 2009
The Open University in Scotland 2 March 2009
Orkney Islands Council 21 April 2009
Oxfam Scotland 5 March 2009
John Robertson MP 11 March 2009
Andrea Ross & Professor Colin Reid 23 February 2009
Royal College of Psychiatrists (Scottish Division) 2 March 2009
Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain 5 March 2009
Royal Society of Edinburgh (no.2) 3 March 2009
Scotlands Colleges (no.2) 18 March 2009
Scottish Association for Public Transport (no.2) 19 January 2009
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (no.3) 3 March 2009
Scottish Environment Protection Agency (no.2) 23 February 2009
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (no.2) 2 March 2009
Scottish Labour Party (no.2) 25 February 2009
Scottish Library and Information Council & CILIP in Scotland 5 March 2009
Scottish Parliament 11 May 2009
Scottish Trades Union Congress (no.3) 18 March 2009
Alan Shute & Anne Maclean 23 February 2009
Professor Richard Simeon 19 May 2009
Ronald Singleton 5 March 2009
SportScotland (no.2) 3 March 2009
Alan Trench (no.2) 12 February 2009
UNISON Scotland (no.3) 5 March 2009
United Free Church of Scotland (no.2) 23 February 2009
Universities Scotland 5 March 2009
University and College Union, Scotland (no.2) 2 March 2009
University of Edinburgh (no.2) 25 February 2009
West Lothian Council (no.2) 2 March 2009
Canon Kenyon Wright (no.2) 23 February 2009

Miscellaneous submissions

General submissions received on matters within the Commission's remit (but not in response to specific questions asked by the Commission) are listed below.

Submission Posted date
Action of Churches Together in Scotland 9 October 2008
James Aitken (Reform Scotland) 21 April 2009
Alex 24 July 2008
Alloway and Doonfoot Community Council 17 November 2008
Anonymous 19 January 2009
Association of Electoral Administrators 12 September 2008
Association of Scotland's Colleges 17 September 2008
Big Lottery Fund 9 October 2008
Andrew Bradford 24 July 2008
British Broadcasting Corporation 2 December 2008
British Ports Association 12 September 2008
British Veterinary Association 21 April 2009
James Caldwell 2 September 2008
Caledonia Centre for Social Development 12 September 2008
Campaign for an English Parliament 19 September 2008
Alistair Campbell 3 March 2009
Bruce Cartwright 5 March 2009
Charity Commission 23 February 2009
Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (no.3) 11 May 2009
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (no.4) 21 May 2009
Chartered Institute of Taxation 20 October 2008
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Scotland 12 February 2009
Children in Scotland 17 September 2008
Tom Clarke MP 4 August 2008
Euan Colam 2 September 2008
Community Pharmacy Scotland 17 September 2008
Conservative Party 3 June 2009
Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (no.2) 19 May 2009
Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisations 2 September 2008
Professor Anna Dominiczak 17 November 2008
Helen Eadie MSP 18 March 2009
East Lothian Council 18 March 2009
Ecas 2 September 2008
Edinburgh Peace & Justice Centre 2 September 2008
Fairshare 2 December 2008
Dr M A Fazal 24 July 2008
Federation of Small Businesses (Scotland) 2 September 2008
Tim Flinn 24 July 2008
Glasgow Caledonian University 17 September 2008
Professor George Gretton 11 May 2009
Professor John Haldane 5 November 2008
Professor David Hannay 8 January 2009
Health Protection Agency 17 September 2008
Health Protection Agency (no.2) 8 January 2009
Historic Houses Association of Scotland 8 January 2009
HM Government 10 November 2008
House of Commons 11 March 2009
House of Lords 6 April 2009
David Hutchison 12 September 2008
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (no.3) 5 November 2008
Iain Jamieson 2 September 2008
Judiciary in the Court of Session 20 October 2008
Christopher Kavanagh 21 November 2008
Ian Keillar 9 October 2008
Anne Kerr 21 November 2008
Councillor Philip Latham 8 January 2009
Law Society of Scotland (no.3) 2 December 2008
Law Society of Scotland (no.5) 19 May 2009
Richard Lindsay 27 October 2008
George Lyon (Scottish Liberal Democrats) 19 September 2008
Simon Mackintosh 11 May 2009
Councillor Dr Christopher Mason 9 October 2008
James Matthews 12 September 2008
James Matthews (no.2) 21 November 2008
Simon Maxwell (Overseas Development Institute) 4 December 2008
D R Mayer 5 November 2008
John McLaren 19 May 2009
David Mcphail 24 July 2008
Professor Arthur Midwinter 18 March 2009
Paul Moar 2 April 2009
Keith Muir 12 September 2008
David Mundell MP 8 January 2009
Councillor Gordon Murray 23 February 2009
Councillor Gordon Murray (no.2) 21 April 2009
National Clinical Assessment Service 8 January 2009
NHS Tayside 5 November 2008
Ofcom Advisory Committee for Scotland 21 April 2009
Office of Communications (OFCOM) (no.2) 21 April 2009
Mr A J Parrott (no.2) 17 November 2008
Mr A J Parrott (no.3) 21 April 2009
Port Services Invergordon Ltd 6 April 2009
Reform Scotland 21 November 2008
Reform Scotland (no.2) 18 March 2009
Robert Gordon University 12 September 2008
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 17 September 2008
Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow 12 September 2008
Edith Ryan 8 January 2009
Tavish Scott MSP (Scottish Liberal Democrats) 19 September 2008
Tavish Scott MSP (Scottish Liberal Democrats) (no.2) 2 April 2009
Scottish Artists Union 12 September 2008
Scottish Association for Public Transport 9 October 2008
Scottish Competition Law Forum 20 October 2008
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (no.2) 17 November 2008
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (no.3) 21 April 2009
Scottish Government 11 March 2009
Scottish Government (no.2) 6 April 2009
Scottish Labour Party 8 October 2008
Scottish Law Commission 28 January 2009
Scottish Natural Heritage 17 September 2008
Scottish Natural Heritage (no.2) 17 November 2008
Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy & Tourism Committee 11 May 2009
Scottish Refugee Council 17 September 2008
Scottish Retail Consortium 2 April 2009
Scottish Television 8 January 2009
Scottish Women's Budget Group 17 September 2008
Scottish Youth Parliament 17 September 2008
South-East Scotland Transport Partnership 2 September 2008
David Steel 19 September 2008
Taxpayers' Alliance 9 October 2008
Trading Standards Institute (Scottish Branch) 2 September 2008
Alan Trench 5 November 2008
Prof Ivan Turok 17 September 2008
United Free Church of Scotland 17 November 2008
Christopher Vine 17 September 2008
Canon Kenyon Wright 9 October 2008
Angie Zelter 19 August 2008

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