Power to Enter into Concordat

Part of Orders of the Day — Government of Wales Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:30 pm on 25th March 1998.

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Photo of Owen Paterson Owen Paterson Conservative, North Shropshire 9:30 pm, 25th March 1998

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman, who is an eminent lawyer, his opinion of the idea that the concordats have no legal standing? If something goes wrong, surely the aggrieved personßžperhaps the farmer in one case or the industrialist in anotherßžwill go to law and the concordat will very rapidly acquire legal standing.