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Scotland says NO, now Cameron pledges 'English votes for English laws'

David Cameron this morning pledged to introduce 'English votes for English laws' after Scotland rejected independence.

The Prime Minister said Scotland had had its say and it was now time to listen to the 'millions of voices of England'.

Speaking outside Downing Street he said it was 'crucial' to give England the same powers over tax, spending and welfare as Scotland, following his last minute pledge for further devolution to Holyrood during the campaign.

Mr Cameron said: 'I've long believed that a crucial part missing from this national discussion is England. We've heard the voice of Scotland, but now the millions of voices of England must also be heard. The question of English votes for English laws, the so-called West Lothian question, requires a decisive answer.

'So just as Scotland will vote separately in the Scottish Parliament on their issues of tax, spending and welfare so too England as well as Wales and Northern Ireland should be able to vote on these issue - and all this must take place in tandem with and at the same pace the settlement for Scotland.'

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