Orders of the Day — Self-Governing Schools etc. (Scotland) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:28 pm on 6th March 1989.

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Photo of Margaret Ewing Margaret Ewing , Moray 4:28 pm, 6th March 1989

Will the Secretary of State clarify what he means by a reasonable number of years? Is he setting a time limit? Does he envisage his successor using powers which the right hon. and learned Gentleman may leave behind precisely for that purpose?