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Statement on the Scottish referendum announcement

Published: 15 Oct 2012

Commenting on today’s announcement John McCormick, Electoral Commissioner for Scotland, said:

“This agreement paves the way for a historic vote for the people of Scotland and we will play our full part in ensuring that voters can have full confidence in the result.

"In March this year we set out our principles for how the referendum should be run and we will assess any detailed proposals against these principles as they are brought forward."