Martin Burns at EasyWeb Design wrote:
> Assembly for Wales, 'Parliament' for Scotland. ie proposed Scottish body
> will theoretically have the power to vary the basic rate of income tax
> by up to 3%. However, as Labour have said that their MSPs will oppose
> tax increases, and extra revenue raised in Scotland will go to the
> Treasury (Scottish funding will not change), it is largely irrelevant.
> But since it is an improvement on the current situation, I'll be voting
> "Yes, Yes" in the referendum.
Does the legislation specify when the referendum would be taken?
> William Hague (Top tip for the Tory leader) said in the debate on the
> speech that they would attempt amendments on a number of issues in the
> bill, including the question of the majority needed. Spectres of 1979
> As proposed, a simple majority would suffice.
You mean like requiring that a majority of registered voters
would have to cast ballots in order for the referendum to carry any