Deal reached on Scotland vote
A deal has been reached between the Westminster and Scottish governments over an independence referendum, it has been announced.
At an historic meeting on Monday David Cameron and First Minister Alex Salmond will reveal details of a single-question referendum to be held in the autumn of 2014, according to reports.
In a joint statement Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish Secretary Michael Moore said "substantial progress" had been made.
"Officials have now been tasked with doing some further work on the final detail of the agreement," the statement said.
"We are however on track for the full agreement, including the terms of a section 30 order, to be presented to the First Minister and the Prime Minister over the next few days."
Scotland Office Minister David Mundell told BBC News the issue of a single question referendum was "always a red line" for the UK government.
"We didn’t believe that conflating issues around further Devolution or the way in which Scotland is governed within the United Kingdom was same as people in Scotland deciding whether or not they were part of the United Kingdom," he said.
"It was also the mandate that Alex Salmond and the SNP got in the 2011 election, it was a mandate to have a single question referendum on Independence for Scotland."