The Referendum on Separation for Scotland, Session 2012-13

Vol. 2: Oral and Written Evidence

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Scottish Affairs Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215052551

Category: Political Science

Page: 321

View: 3865

For related report, see HCP 542 (ISBN 9780215047489)

The Referendum on Separation for Scotland

How Would Separation Affect Jobs in the Scottish Defence Industry?, Eighth Report of Session 2012-13, Report, Together with Formal Minutes

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Scottish Affairs Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215056795

Category: Political Science

Page: 37

View: 6147

The defence industry is very important to the Scottish economy, providing more than 15,000 jobs and contributing between £ 1.8 billion-£2 billion annually to the Scottish economy. Those firms or subsidiaries dependent on British Army, RAF or Royal Navy orders under Article 346 of the European Union Treaties (which allow the UK to reserve certain orders to national suppliers) will lose such work, which will be transferred to other parts of the UK. It is also recognised that the market offered to defence suppliers in a separate Scotland will be negligible in size compared to that of the United Kingdom as a whole and the joint projects in which it participates. A separate Scotland, particularly one which has deported the Royal Navy's submarine force and potentially enforced unilateral nuclear disarmament upon the United Kingdom will not necessarily be seen as a reliable ally. Similarly a future separate Scotland's access to secret technology owned elsewhere is unlikely to be automatic. There will not necessarily be the maximum security clearance necessary to allow export to, or collaboration with, US or other suppliers or purchasers. A separate Scotland is unlikely to be able to fund the level of research and development necessary to maintain Scottish companies at the cutting edge of technology. The defence industry in Scotland is designed to meet the needs of its main customer-the Ministry of Defence. It is essential that the Scottish Government spells out, as quickly as possible, its intentions for procurement and research budgets, and foreign and defence policies.

House of Commons: Sessional Returns - HC 1

9 May 2012 - 25 April 2013

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215062277

Category: Political Science

Page: 345

View: 6011

On cover and title page: House, committees of the whole House, general committees and select committees. On title page: Returns to orders of the House of Commons dated 14 May 2013 (the Chairman of Ways and Means)

House of Commons - Scottish Affairs Committee: The Referendum on Separation for Scotland: The Need for Truth - HC 828

The Need for Truth, Second Report of Session 2013-14, Report, Together with Formal Minutes

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Scottish Affairs Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215064554

Category: Political Science

Page: 31

View: 550

In a report published ahead of the expected White Paper on Separation, the Scottish Affairs Committee says that the Scottish Government must meet high standards of accuracy and openness and avoid any risk of using public money to promote a party political agenda. Any document that is produced as a Government White Paper must meet the highest standards of accuracy and clarity, and must be totally honest about the risks, alternative possible scenarios and costs involved in Separation. The Committee is concerned that the Scottish Government has shown a propensity to mislead Scottish voters on the likely outcome of some of the negotiations that would be needed for the final Separation agreement - as well as the timescale on which this could be achieved. Many important questions - like EU membership or the currency - have to be negotiated with the UK Government and others, and the White Paper cannot simply claim that the SNP will get whatever they want. It must lay out all the alternative scenarios that might actually emerge from these negotiations - and their consequences. Particular uncertainties highlighted by the Committee include membership of the EU, currency, and benefits, public services, taxation and pensions.

The Agreement on a Referendum on Independence for Scotland

7th Report of Session 2012-13, Report

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: Select Committee on the Constitution,Stationery Office (U.k.)

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780108476266

Category: Law

Page: 16

View: 4155

This report finds that serious questions remain unanswered about the Agreement reached between the UK and Scottish Governments on the holding of a referendum on Scottish independence. The Agreement provides for power to hold a referendum on Scottish independence to be devolved to the Scottish Parliament. It proposes that this be done through a ministerial order under section 30 of the Scotland Act 1998; such a process would not require an Act of Parliament, and so limits the ability of MPs and peers to control the terms of the referendum. The Committee finds that neither the UK nor the Scottish Parliaments were given the opportunity to contribute directly to the Agreement negotiations. It questions whether a section 30 order would be robust enough to protect the decision to hold a referendum from legal challenge. Although such a challenge would be unlikely to succeed, it would delay the process and cause confusion. The Committee also finds that there may be legal and practical problems associated with the proposal to allow 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in a referendum. The Committee fears that, if the franchise is lowered, some 16 and 17 year-olds could be denied the right to vote because of inadequate process. The role of the Electoral Commission in important in ensuring that the referendum question is intelligible and neutral. Although the two Governments agreed on the advisory role of the Electoral Commission, the Committee thinks its advice is authoritative and should be followed.

Remploy Marine Fife

first report of session 2013-14, Vol. 1: Report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Scottish Affairs Committee

Publisher: Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215059673

Category: Law

Page: 51

View: 8400

Following a review of disability employment support in 2011, the Government announced its intention to reduce and ultimately withdraw funding for Remploy. 36 factories were sold or closed in the first phase of this process. In December 2012, it was revealed that the remaining factories would be put up for sale and the Government invited bids. This included Remploy Marine Fife. Remploy Marine Fife is an internationally recognised business producing 30,000 lifejackets a year. It has a full order book, and some capacity to expand. Its products have an international quality Kitemark. The markup - apparently over £100 - applied by the factories' customer, Ocean Safety, seems exorbitant and is difficult to justify. The Government should look again at how Remploy agreed this contract on such generous terms for the client. This business has considerable potential and should be supported accordingly. This high quality manufacturing base in Fife must be maintained otherwise it is likely that it - and the design and expertise developed here - will be transferred overseas. A "one size fits all" approach does not take account of the unique circumstances and potential of Remploy Marine Fife. One of the central criteria by which bids for the Remploy sites will be judged is sustaining the workforce in employment. The Committee rejects the DWP and Remploy's unyielding, inflexible approach and failure to offer adequate transitional support

The referendum on separation for Scotland, session 2010-12

oral and written evidence, [2nd November 2011 - 18 April 2012]

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Scottish Affairs Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215044211

Category: Political Science

Page: 233

View: 3353

The Stationery Office Annual Catalogue 2012

Author: Stationery Office

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: 9780115020742

Category: Reference

Page: 536

View: 6620

The Stationery Office annual catalogue 2012 provides a comprehensive source of bibliographic information on over 4200 Parliamentary, statutory and official publications - from the UK Parliament, the Northern Ireland Assembly, and many government departments and agencies - which were issued in the year.

Scotland's Choices

Author: Iain McLean

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748696415

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 9267

Scotland's Choices, now fully revised for the critical last few months before the referendum, explains the choice that Scotland will have to make in September 2014. The authors clearly explain the issues and how each of the options would be put into place

House of Commons - Scottish Affairs Committee: The Referendum on Separation for Scotland: A Defence Force For Scotland - A Conspiracy Of Optimism - HC 842

A Defence Force for Scotland - a Conspiracy of Optimism?, Third Report of Session 2013-14, Report, Together with Formal Minutes

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Scottish Affairs Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215064615

Category: Political Science

Page: 71

View: 528

The Scottish Government's White Paper must make absolutely clear the details of both its foreign and defence policies. Much of what has been suggested up to now suffers from a conspiracy of optimism. The most explicit pledges made to date include: that the whole cost of security and defence will be no more than £2.5 billion, that personnel in the armed services will total 15,000 full time and 5,000 reserve personnel, and that the defence force will include "current Scottish raised and restored UK regiments". Will we then have a defence force which is army heavy? An army which is infantry heavy? Or will historic regiments be redesignated as platoons, reserves or non-infantry units? If Faslane is to be kept at its existing workforce, how will people be retrained? What costs will be inccurred in the transition to the new Scottish Defence Force? What are the implications for procurement whether or not Scotland gets the assets it wants? Hanging over all of this is the future of Trident. Will a separate Scotland impose unilateral nuclear disarmament on the UK? Furthermore, membership for Scotland of NATO will require not only the unanimous agreement of all the existing NATO members, but also the resolution of any disputes with the UK. The Scottish Government must spell out what wages and conditions it would propose to offer to compensate those who would leave behind participation in world class armed services. The people of Scotland are entitled to expect that those who propose drastic change can explain what the consequences would be.

Foreign policy considerations for the UK and Scotland in the event of Scotland becoming an independent country

sixth report of session 2012-13, report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Foreign Affairs Committee

Publisher: Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215057235

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

View: 516

With just over sixteen months to go before the Scottish referendum there are still significant gaps in the Scottish Government's proposed foreign policy, according to a report published today by the Foreign Affairs Committee. There has not been enough analysis on what sort of overseas diplomatic network and external security and intelligence provision Scotland would have to set up. There needs to be a more realistic assessment of the extent to which Scotland could expect the rest of the UK (RUK) to co-operate with, and support it, on security and intelligence. There is a pressing need for official legal advice on a wide range of international legal issues including EU accession, EU opt-outs and membership of international organisations. The Report says that the overwhelming body of law, evidence, practice and precedent supports the view that the RUK would inherit the vast majority of the UK's international rights and obligations whereas Scotland would start anew internationally if it became independent. Having two co-equal states could lead to a level of legal and political insecurity that would not be tolerated by other states. The report disputes the view that Scotland's journey towards membership of the EU and NATO would be straightforward. It is for the EU itself to determine in accordance with its regulations whether and how Scotland would become a member. Scotland may have to make trade-offs to secure the unanimous support it would need from within the EU.

HC 1291 - Blacklisting in Employment-Update: Incorporating the Government's Response to the Sixth Report of Session 2013-14

Incorporating the Government's Response to the Sixth Report of Session 2013-14, Thirteenth Report of Session 2013-14, Report, Together with Formal Minutes

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Scottish Affairs Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215072812

Category: Political Science

Page: 19

View: 7881

This is the third report from the Scottish Affairs Committee on blacklisting in the construction industry in Scotland. The earlier interim reports published as 9th report, session 2012-13 (HC 1071, ISBN 9780215056832) and 6th report, session 2013-14 (HC 543, ISBN 9780215069535). The 9th report focused specifically on the work of The Consulting Association (TCA) and considered the issue of compensation for those workers who had been blacklisted. Significant progress has been made in highlighting and addressing issues relating to blacklisting: the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has launched its own investigation; many victims of blacklisting are bringing individual case to the High Court and a new compensation scheme, the Construction Workers Compensation Scheme (TCWCS), for blacklisted workers has been launched by eight of the companies that used the services of TCA. The 6th report aimed to identify ways of moving forward, both by addressing the crimes of the past and by identifying rules and structures to prevent such widespread and systematic exclusion of workers from employment from ever happening again. In this third interim report the Committee welcomes the significant progress which has been made in both revealing the practice of blacklisting, and in seeking redress for the victims, and families of the victims, of this odious practice. The Committee will continue to explore what more could be done to redress the crimes of the past and to ensure that reform in the industry to eradicate this practice is genuine, effective and comprehensive in its effects.

The Economic Implications for the United Kingdom of Scottish Independence

2nd Report of Session 2012-13

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: Select Committee on Economic Affairs

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780108550614

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 70

View: 8166

The report The Economic Implications for the United Kingdom of Scottish Independence (HL 152) examines the effects on the United Kingdom economy should the Scottish people vote in favor of independence in 2014, creating an independent Scottish state. The decision the Scots will have to make is not a simple one. It will have far-reaching constitutional, political and social, as well as economic consequences. This report considers a number of economic aspects of separation, including: impact on the single market in the UK; international investment in Scotland; location implications for medium and small companies; Scotland's currency; the role of the Bank of England if Scottish financial institutions needed emergency support; regulation of Scottish financial institutions; division of assets and liabilities; underlying fiscal position of Scotland post-indepen

Waverley: Historischer Roman

So war's vor sechzig Jahren

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 802730010X

Category: Fiction

Page: 519

View: 7684

Dieses eBook: "Waverley: Historischer Roman" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Edward Waverley stammt aus englischem Adel. Während sein Vater in London eine politische Karriere als Parteigänger der Whigs macht, damals die Unterstützer der Monarchen aus dem Haus Hannover, wird Waverley von seinem Onkel aufgezogen, der ihm die alten jakobitischen Werte vermittelt, also die der Anhänger des Hauses Stuart. Auf Wunsch seines Vaters beginnt Edward eine Laufbahn als Offizier beim britischen Militär. Wegen eines Missverständnisses und wegen falscher Anschuldigungen kann er von einem Urlaub in den schottischen Highlands nicht zurückkehren und schließt sich dem zu dieser Zeit (1745) in Schottland ausbrechenden zweiten Jakobitenaufstand an der Seite von Charles Edward Stuart an, der den britischen Thron mit Unterstützung insbesondere aus den schottischen Highlands von der 1714 durch den Hannoveraner Georg I. begründeten britischen Dynastie für die Stuarts zurückerobern möchte. Walter Scott (1771-1832) war ein schottischer Dichter und Schriftsteller.

Der Weg in die Unfreiheit

Russland - Europa - Amerika

Author: Timothy Snyder

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406725023

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

View: 4992

Gleichheit oder Oligarchie, Individualismus oder Unfreiheit, Wahrheit oder Fake News – die Welt, wie wir sie kannten, steht am Scheideweg. Viel hat der Westen selbst dazu beigetragen. Aber er hat auch mächtige Feinde, die seine Institutionen mit allen Mitteln – von der Finanzierung des Rechtspopulismus in Europa bis zum Cyberwar – untergraben wollen. Wer diese Gegner sind, wie sie vorgehen und wie bedrohlich die Lage ist, das beschreibt das aufsehenerregende neue Buch von Tim Snyder. Mit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges hatten die liberalen Demokratien des Westens gesiegt. Von nun an würde die Menschheit eine friedvolle, globalisierte Zukunft erwarten. Doch das war ein Irrtum. Seit Putin seine Macht in Russland etabliert hat, rollt eine Welle des Autoritarismus von Osten nach Westen, die Europ... a erfasst hat und mit Donald Trump auch im Weißen Haus angekommen ist. Tim Snyder, Autor des Weltbestsellers «Über Tyrannei», beschreibt in seinem Buch den Aufstieg dieser neuen «rechten Internationalen», schildert ihre bedrohlichen Ziele und zeigt, wie sehr die Grundlagen unserer Demokratie in Gefahr sind.

Jenseits der Menschenrechte

Die Rechtsstellung des Individuums im Völkerrecht

Author: Anne Peters

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161527494

Category: Law

Page: 559

View: 9336

Grundthese des Buches ist, dass ein Paradigmenwechsel stattgefunden hat, der den Menschen zum primaren Volkerrechtssubjekt macht. Diese These wird vor dem Hintergrund der Ideengeschichte und Dogmatik der Volkerrechtspersonlichkeit des Menschen entfaltet und auf die Rechtspraxis in zahlreichen Teilrechtsgebieten, angefangen vom Recht der internationalen Verantwortung uber das Recht des bewaffneten Konflikts, das Recht der Katastrophenhilfe, das internationale Strafrecht, das internationale Umweltrecht, das Konsularrecht und das Recht des diplomatischen Schutzes, das internationale Arbeitsrecht, das Fluchtlingsrecht bis hin zum internationalen Investitionsschutzrecht gestutzt. Der neue Volkerrechtsstatus des Menschen wird mit dem Begriff des subjektiven internationalen Rechts auf den Punkt gebracht.

Mein Weg

Author: Tony Blair

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 364105088X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 823

View: 8644

Die politische und persönliche Autobiographie des europäischen Spitzenpolitikers Tony Blair fuhr 1997 den größten Wahlsieg der Labour Party in der britischen Geschichte ein und beendete damit eine 18-jährige Regierungszeit der Konservativen. Als Premierminister stand er bald im Ruf eines dynamischen Staatenlenkers, der mit seinem New Labour den Stillstand und Reformstau der Nach-Thatcher-Ära wirkungsvoll beendete. In seinen Memoiren gibt Tony Blair jetzt unverstellt Einblick in sein privates und politisches Leben und Wirken, wobei neben all den Erfolgen auch die Kontroversen und Enttäuschungen (Stichwort: Irak) nicht ausgeblendet werden. Ein Buch, das die Komplexitäten unserer globalisierten Welt und die Herausforderungen an Führungskräfte über das Politische hinaus konkret erfahrbar werden lässt und zudem Orientierung für die Zukunft bietet. Enthält Hintergrundinformationen aus erster Hand über die internationale Politik der letzten anderthalb Jahrzehnte.

Menschenrechte und Volkssouveränität in Europa

Gerichte als Vormund der Demokratie?

Author: Gret Haller,Klaus Günther,Ulfrid Neumann

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593392836

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 3384

Was als Grund- und Menschenrechte gelten soll, muss von den Berechtigten immer wieder ausgehandelt werden. Wie das geschieht und wie spannungsreich dieser Prozess ist, zeigt dieser Band. International sind vor allem die Gerichte von Bedeutung, so der Europäische Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte in Straßburg und der Europäische Gerichtshof in Luxemburg. Auf der nationalen Ebene geht es um die Zuteilung von Kompetenzen an verfassungsgebende Versammlungen, Parlamente und Gerichte. Deutlich wird, dass trotz aller Vereinheitlichungen in Europa eine große nationale Vielfalt besteht.

Der Churchill-Faktor

Author: Boris Johnson

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608101128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 472

View: 9045

Mit fulminanter Erzählfreude und einem pointensicheren Gespür für die erhellende Anekdote schildert Boris Johnson Leben und Charakter des bedeutendsten britischen Staatsmannes des 20. Jahrhunderts (1874 –1965). Fasziniert von der Einmaligkeit, dem Humor und Sprachwitz, dem Abenteurertum, den politischen und literarisch-künstlerischen Leistungen seines Helden, hat er eine ebenso kenntnisreiche wie hinreißende Liebeserklärung an Winston S. Churchill verfasst. Mit britischer Nonchalance zeigt Johnson, was die Jahrhundertgestalt Churchill jedem von uns heute noch bedeuten kann.