Speaking on The Westminster Hour, Conservative MP Mr Rees-Mogg said: “I think David Cameron was extremely wise in the 2014 referendum to agree basically everything that the SNP wanted - so they got the votes at 16, they were able to set the question - because they then couldn’t say afterwards that this vote was unfair, it was fiddled or in any way skewed against them and that seems to me to have been a very proper referendum and it made a decision for a period of time.
"But inevitably it hasn’t made a decision for all eternity.”
His comments come after Scotland returned a majority of MSPs supporting independence to Holyrood, with 64 SNP representatives and eight from the Scottish Greens.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has made it clear that her immediate goal is to focus on recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic, but that a second independence referendum is a case of “when - not if.”
A spokesperson for Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday: "The First Minister spoke to the Prime Minister this afternoon, and thanked him for his congratulations on her re-election.
“The FM also re-iterated her intention to ensure that the people of Scotland can choose our own future when the crisis is over, and made clear that the question of a referendum is now a matter of when - not if.”