The briefing paper provides an overview of recent developments and key
issues in the debate. Its author is Rob Page of the International Affairs and Defence Section. The House of Commons Library provides research, analysis and information services for MPs and their staff. The note is presented in theses terms:
"Catalonia, a prosperous region in north-eastern Spain, has an autonomous
Parliament. At present, parties in favour of Catalan independence have a
majority in this Parliament, and the regional administration requested
Madrid’s permission to hold a binding referendum on independence.
However, the Parliament of Spain rejected this proposal, so the proposed
referendum will now take the form of a non-binding “popular
consultation.” This “popular consultation” will be held on 9 November
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