The UK Government claimed its consultation produced a ringing endorsement of its view, that the independence referendum should have just one question, and take place sooner rather than later.
But fewer than 3,000 submissions were made, and the credibility of the exercise is being challenged, following the revelation that a quarter of responses used a 'standard text' from the Labour Party's website.
Both the UK and Scottish government's are running their own, the purpose of each is to establish the ground rules of the referendum.
The Scottish Government consultation still has more than a month to run and it's already had its fair share of controversy. All this and the real battle for independence has yet to begin.
Scotland Tonight looked at the issue, and discussed it with the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie, Dave Moxham, deputy General Secretary of the STUC, and the political commentator Lorraine Davidson.
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