This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition To grant a section 30 order to allow a 2nd referendum on Scottish Independence.
In view of the recent changes that will affect the future of Scotland and its ability to make decisions on what direction that future should take, the people of Scotland ask that Westminster grants an order under section 30 of the Scotland Act to hold a second referendum for Scottish Independence.
Since the 2014 referendum there have been many significant changes that have affected Scotland including the will of the Scottish people to remain in the EU & the proposals to allow part of the UK to trade differently, which is in direct contravention of Union with England Act 1707, Section VI which states "Regulations of Trade and the Customs and Duties on Import and Export settled in England when the Union commences shall from and after the Union take place throughout the whole United Kingdom"
This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website
This response was given on 15 July 2019
Now is not the time for another referendum. In 2014 people in Scotland voted decisively to remain part of the United Kingdom. That result should be respected.
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The UK Government has been clear that now is not the time for another referendum. Scotland had an independence referendum in 2014 on a promise that it would settle the issue for a generation. It was legal, fair and decisive and people in Scotland voted by a significant margin to remain part of the UK. The Edinburgh Agreement of 2012 committed both the UK and Scottish governments to respect the referendum’s outcome. The UK Government will continue to respect the result of the 2014 referendum.