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New Clause 5 — Application of the Human Rights Act 1998 to Scotland

Part of Scotland Bill – in the House of Commons at 10:09 pm on 15th June 2015.

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‘The application of the Human Rights Act 1998 to Scotland shall not be repealed in so far as it affects Scotland without the express consent of the Scottish Parliament.’—(Mr Allen.)

The new clause states the intention that the express consent of the Scottish Parliament would be required before any repeal by the Parliament of the United Kingdom of the Human Rights Act 1998 as it applies to Scotland.

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The Committee divided:

Ayes 274, Noes 309.