The North East of England may not have a vote in the Scottish referendum, but it does have a view.
Both the Scottish and UK Governments have been criticised for not giving Scottish voters enough information ahead of the 2014 referendum.
Businesses in the North East fear an independent Scotland could suck money and jobs across the border.
The Sedgefield MP Phil Wilson has warned his colleagues that Scottish independence would damage the economy of the North East of England, as he led a debate into the issue at Westminster.
He said the effect of Scotland leaving the UK after September's referendum would reduce trade and travel, affecting workers and business from both countries. However, the Scottish National Party called the claims "scaremongering".
Watch Phil Wilson MP (Labour) and Angus MacNeil MP (SNP) in the debate:
It could be one the most important documents in the history of the country.
The Scottish government has finally published its vision for an independent Scotland.
It reveals how the country could develop if Scots vote yes in next year's independence referendum.
The SNP says it would keep an open border with England, but listed a number of policies to attract more business to Scotland.
Dan Ashby looks reports.
The Scottish Government says if the country went independent, it would aim to have an open border with Northumberland and keep the pound.
Today, November 26, it published its vision for independence, which also included a commitment to lower corporation tax.
But one business in Alnwick said it would not be tempted to move north of the border.
The SNP has published a 670-page White Paper setting out its plans for independence.
The long-awaited document includes a wealth of policy details.
If in power in an independent Scotland, the SNP would roll back many of the UK Government’s policies including the so-called ‘bedroom tax’, Universal Credit and the married couples tax allowance.
They would also slash air passenger duty by 50 per cent and corporation tax by three per cent.
Newcastle Airport says an independent Scottish government could damage the region's chances of attracting new routes.
The SNP has indicated it would like to cut the level of Air Passenger Duty (APD) if it wins independence in a referendum in 2014.
Graeme Mason, the airport's Planning and Corporate Affairs Director, says if APD is cut north of the border, passengers could choose to fly from Edinburgh and Glasgow instead of Newcastle. In turn, airlines could choose Scottish airports over English ones for new routes.