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 Edward Leigh Edward Leigh Conservative, Gainsborough 7:21 pm, 30th April 1998

Is six and a half hours long enough? The West Lothian question is the same as what used to be called the Irish question, on which, under the Gladstone Government, the House spent weeks. Under the previous Labour Government, the House spent days on the West Lothian question, but we now have six and a half hours in which to consider a matter that is pertinent to the future of the United Kingdom. Is that satisfactory?