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Points of Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:48 pm on 6th February 2019.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Minister of State (Cabinet Office) 12:48 pm, 6th February 2019

Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. I am very clear that the advice I have is that under the Scotland Act 2016 the Scottish Government have the power to top up reserved benefits. It is for Ian Blackford to defend the decision of a Scottish Government not to do so.