The devolution debate: is there an economic case?

R Craig Campbell, Brian Ashcroft (Editor)

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During the 1987 general election, the main political parties, save one, were committed to some form of constitutional change for Scotland. Various degrees and kinds of "self-determination" were offered to the Scottish electorate by those parties. The exception was the Conservative Party. Its Scottish representation in the House of Commons was much reduced as a result of the election, yet it retained its United Kingdom parliamentary majority by a substantial margin. This paper discusses the case of devolution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-65
Number of pages6
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1989


  • Scottish economics
  • Scottish devolution
  • constitutional change


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