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Standing Orders (Public Business)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:37 pm on 22nd October 2015.

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Photo of Alex Salmond Alex Salmond Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (International Affairs and Europe) 2:37 pm, 22nd October 2015

My hon. Friend makes an extremely good point. John Redwood was entirely wrong to suggest there was an analogous process in Scotland’s devolution. The devolution legislation on which the Scottish Parliament is established does not certify things as devolved. It has reserved issues and everything else is devolved. There is no role whatever for certification by the Speaker.