The Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore, has said he expects to meet with the First Minister in the next few weeks to reach an agreement over the terms of the Scottish Independence referendum by late October.
In a speech in Edinburgh he said the timing of the referendum should be no barrier to agreement. He said the Scottish Government has agreed that the Electoral Commission should oversee the referendum. He added there is cross party consensus around the preference for a single and decisive question.
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