The way Scottish MPs vote at Westminster will have to change if new powers are handed to the Scottish Parliament in the event of a No vote in the referendum, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.
The Liberal Democrat leader said it was "not logical" that Scottish MPs should be able to carry on voting on issues which affect only England if there is a further devolution of power from Westminster to Holyrood.
Mr Clegg, along with David Cameron and Ed Miliband, has signed a pledge to hand sweeping new powers to Scotland, if Scots vote to reject independence and remain part of the United Kingdom in tomorrow's referendum.
He made clear, however, that would have consequences for the way votes are organised in the House of Commons.
His comments echo concerns by some Tory MPs who have expressed anger at the way the three leaders have promised greater devolution to Scotland without consulting the Commons. Mr Clegg, however, rejected calls from some campaigners for the creation of a separate English parliament to deal with England-only legislation.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said he hopes a new fund announced by the Department of Education to help children from disadvantaged families will "help our youngest children get on in life."
“Every child in Cumbria deserves the chance to fulfil their potential, and this extra funding is a boost to help our youngest children get on in life and succeed.
“Boys and girls from poorer families have often already fallen nineteen months behind their better off classmates by the time they hang up their coat on the first day of school. Increasing their chances of success has got to be a top priority.”
At the Scottish conference in Aberdeen, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg urged voters to choose 'no' in the independence referendum.
Our Political Editor, Peter MacMahon, interviewed Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg to find out why.
Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg has urged people to vote 'no' in the Scottish independence referendum.
He argues that there is strength in numbers and that challenges would be met easier as a 'family of nations'.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has warned voters against being lured into 'false patriotism', which is offered by Scottish independence or leaving the EU.
At the Scottish conference in Aberdeen, Nick Clegg called for unity and to support the partnership that has 'served us well'. He further argues that independence may isolate countries and damage alliances that have continued for many years.
The Border region could be hardest hit if Scotland becomes independent, according to the Deputy Prime Minister.
Speaking at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow, he told ITV News that a 'yes' vote this time next year would destroy trade in the region.