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The impact of enhanced Scottish devolution on the rest of Britain will be debated in parliament later on 14 October, regarding promises that the country will have greater control over taxation and spending after 55% of Scots voted against independence.

Only a day after the UK government unveiled its paper, which set out how it plans to give greater devolutionary powers to the Scottish parliament, Whitehall will debate over how this would impact the rest of the union with some politicians likely to call for "English votes for English laws," known as the West Lothian Question.

"This is a matter of fairness for the whole of the United Kingdom," said Commons Leader William Hague, adding that the government was still determined in delivering on promises over enhanced devolution.

Hague added that while the consequences for England of more devolution could not be "evaded".

On 18 September 55% of Scots voted against independence while 45% wanted to break the union.

All political parties urged voters to reject independence in exchange for greater devolution powers over spending and taxation.

While Scotland's First Minister Salmond said he wouldn't call for another referendum, he then announced he would step down in November, only shortly after the results would be announced.

He has since attacked Westminster for "tricking" voters with promises of further devolution.

Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who is tipped to take over as the country's leader next month, recently said that the country achieving independence will be a "when, not an if."

Sturgeon added that more devolved powers for Scots will only convince voters that they are able to govern themselves.

MPs have generally asked for more clarification and debate over the impact enhanced Scottish devolution will have on the rest of the UK as greater control over taxation and spending will lead to a large discrepancy over how each country is governed.

Furthermore, many are tipped to ask the West Lothian Question due to enhanced devolutionary powers of this kind giving Scottish MPs the 'best of both worlds' – more favourable and local control over spending, tax, subsidies and services, while also reaping the rewards from the taxpayers purse across the UK.

"A considered process that seeks to achieve broad public support as well as cross-party agreement," said Shadow Commons leader Angela Eagle.

"That is why a partisan fix in Westminster just will not wash."