UK leader pledges to honor promises to Scotland

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Posted: Sep 19, 2014 2:32 AM

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to live up to commitments to Scotland made ahead of the independence vote, including plans for new powers on tax, spending and welfare.

Cameron says the new plans will be agreed by November, with draft legislation by January.

"We will ensure that those commitments are honored in full, " Cameron said Friday morning.

Cameron says this requires that people in other parts of the United Kingdom to have more rights to govern their own affairs, particularly in England.

"I've long believed that a crucial part of this debate that's missing is England. ... The question of English votes for English laws, the so called West Lothian question, requires a definitive answer