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 for that minor correction, but my substantive point still holds. I should have thought that Scottish National party Members, as well as Conservative Members, would have been keen at the outset to deal with the most substantive issue relating to the Scotland Bill and its consequences for the rest of the United Kingdom. The reason why the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan (Mr. Salmond) does not care about the West Lothian question is that it has an impact on England—the attitude is, "I'm all right, Jock." We have a problem with Scottish Members if that is their attitude and if they are not prepared to consider the Bill's impact on the people of England.