Terms and Conditions

This website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. The access and use of the website featuring these terms and conditions constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions. They take effect from the date on which you first use this website.

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by any third party. Such restriction or inhibition includes, without limitation, conduct which is unlawful, or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person, and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption of normal flow of dialogue within this site.

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting via this website any unlawful, defamatory, obscene, offensive or scandalous material, or any material that constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, likely to give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violates any law. We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order lawfully requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials on this website.

Governing law

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Links to external websites

Links on this website will lead to other websites which are not under our control. We are not responsible for the content of any linked site. Listing and linking should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind and we accept no liability in respect of the content. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of the linked pages.


The Smith Commission website and information is provided “as is”, without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied. We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected (save in line with the Data Protection Act), or that this site or the server that make it available are free of viruses (although we make every efoort to check and test material at all stages of productoin), or represent the full functionality, accuracy or reliability of materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indrect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from use or loss of, data, or profits, arisiing out of or in connection with the use of this website.


Most of the material featured on this website is subject to copyright protection.

Whilst the Smith Commission is independent, its information is subject to Crown copyright, more details about which can be found at: http://www.opsi.gov.uk/advice/crown-copyright/index

The Crown copyright protected material (other than the Royal Arms and Departmental or Agency logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format provided that it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Where the material is being published or issued to others, the sources and copyright status should be acknowledged.

All documents and materials have been published for the purpose of reporting the proceedings of this Inquiry. Subject to the paragraph above, those documents and materials should not be further copied or used other than for the purposes of the Inquiry, without the authority of the relevant copyright owner.

Third party and user generated content

User-submitted material (such as users’ comments) on this website is the copyright of its author. By submitting material, users grant this website and the publishers of documents via this service the right to reproduce, edit, publish and broadcast it. This right is non-exclusive, and users are not prevented from reusing their own submitted material elsewhere. Users retain copyright in their work, and may not reproduce other users’ submitted material without their explicit permission.