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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:37 am on 8th February 2007.

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Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland) 11:37 am, 8th February 2007

The Leader of the House mentioned the response that he gave two weeks ago to the request by my hon. Friend Mr. Heath for a debate on the Act of Union. He told us just now that he would think about it, but what he said then was:

"That is a good idea. I shall consult my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and I hope to make an announcement in due course."—[ Hansard, 25 January 2007; Vol. 455, c. 1558.]

Does what he said just now mean that he consulted his right hon. Friend, who thought that it was a bad idea to have a debate on this important issue, or can we expect such a debate in the near future?