www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/3000/www.gov.scot/Topics/constitution/smith-commission On 27 November 2014, the Commission published its recommendations:  On 19 September, Prime Minister Lord Smith of Kelvin called for the establishment of a committee of discussions between political parties to support the commitments made by the three British political parties (Conservatives, Labour and Liberals) during the referendum campaign. On 27 November 2014, Lord Smith of Kelvin published his recommendations on the approval of Scotland`s five political parties. The Commission has also considered delegating the power to vary all elements of universal credit (not just its housing), but this is not in the Commission`s final recommendations.  The agreement also outlined a number of areas where non-legislative measures were needed. Discussions on agreeing on a new budget framework for Scotland and work to strengthen intergovernmental work are ongoing. The attached table provides an overview of other areas, including the agreement of Memorandums of Understanding for the BBC and the Coast Guard and Maritime Safety Agency. The Commission invited individuals and organizations to bid before the October 31 deadline.  About 14,000 emails and letters were received by the public, and another 250 group contributions.  On 27 November 2014, the Smith Commission published its agreement on the granting of additional powers to the Scottish Parliament.
The Smith Commission agreement was the first time the five major Scottish political parties had come together to agree on Scotland`s constitutional future, and it was a historic achievement. In the 2015 UK general election, the SNP won 56 of scotland`s 59 seats. In her post-election speech, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called for stronger reforms than Smith`s proposed, particularly on taxation and welfare.  Former Prime Minister Jack McConnell called Smith a “disgrace” and called on Cameron to lead a new constitutional convention.  Malcolm Rifkind, former Scottish Foreign Minister, also supported the idea of a new Commission.  In response, Cameron said he would “examine” all proposals for additional powers for Scotland, but initially wanted to implement the Smith Commission`s plans.  In addition to the provisions that impose legislation that are included in Scottish law, the Smith Commission agreement has highlighted a number of areas for further consideration between the BRITISH and Scottish governments. Since the Smith Commission, the British and Scottish governments have had discussions on these issues.
The attached table contains information on the work being done in these areas. The Smith Commission was announced by Prime Minister David Cameron on 19 September 2014 following the “no” vote in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. The establishment of the Commission was part of the process of implementing the vow made by the leaders of the three main Unionist parties during the final days of the referendum campaign. The vow promised to grant the British Parliament additional powers in the Scottish Parliament in the event of a “no” vote. The Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats, who had all backed the `no` vote in the referendum, each put forward similar proposals to the results of the committees they had set up before the referendum.  The SNP and the Scottish Greens, who had backed the `yes` vote, asked what bbc News called `devo max`.  The three main pillars of the agreement must follow: In October 2014, the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee heard evidence critical of the Smith Commission`s timetable.