UK government 'will not block' Scotland referendum
The UK government will not move to block a referendum on Scottish independence, the Secretary of State for Scotland has said.
The newly-elected majority SNP Scottish government intends to bring forward a referendum in its five-year term.
The Conservatives, Labour and Lib Dems all oppose independence.
Scottish Secretary Michael Moore told the BBC, "The decision on when and if to have a referendum... is a matter for the new Scottish Parliament".
09 May 2011
- From the section Scotland