CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 24, 1976
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(Studio) New session of Br. Parliament opened today with traditional pomp and pageantry. In opening speech, Queen Elizabeth states that in response to nationalist movements, legislature will be introduced giving Scotland and Wales limited self-government [Queen ELIZABETH - will introduce bill to give Scotland and Wales direct and wide-ranging responsibilities in domestic affairs.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Edinburgh, Scotland) Details of Scottish history noted. Mbrs. of Scottish National party sing song they consider their national anthem, "Scots will Hae." [Scottish National party, William WOLFE - notes US's reasons for revolution and says Scottish reasons similar.] Discovery of large oil fields off northern coast of Scotland cited as 1 reason for national fervor. Growth of Scottish National party noted. [Conservative party spokesperson Alick BUCHANAN-SMITH - notes danger of separatism.] Present Labor Govt. has drawn up far-reaching proposals giving a number of legislature powers to Scottish people. Proposal called "Devolution." If made law, "devolution" effects noted. Glasgow slum conditions noted. Unemployment figures noted.
REPORTER: John Laurence
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