Orders of the Day — Scotland Bill (Programme)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:21 pm on 30th April 1998.

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Photo of Mr Nick St Aubyn Mr Nick St Aubyn Conservative, Guildford 7:21 pm, 30th April 1998

I am grateful to you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, because I know that my right hon. Friend the Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Mr. Forth) would lead me down dangerous paths if I were to let him, and it is not my intention to do so.

It is worth considering why we need the extra six and a half hours of debate and, in the absence of any statement from the Leader of the House in proposing the motion, I can only divine that one of the reasons is to make sure that we have a six-and-a-half-hour debate on the West Lothian question.