Orders of the Day — Scotland Bill (Programme)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 8:02 pm on 30th April 1998.

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Photo of Eric Forth Eric Forth Conservative, Bromley and Chislehurst 8:02 pm, 30th April 1998

Will my hon. Friend consider the point that, simply because something was agreed by the House some time ago, even without a vote, that does not mean that the House cannot take a different view now because circumstances have changed, time has moved on and the debate has developed? Does he agree that we are hearing a rather alarming argument from the Government and from the Liberal Democrats that, if something was agreed some time ago, it is set in concrete and can never be varied, not even by the House itself?