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Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 28th January 2002.

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Photo of Lord Strathclyde Lord Strathclyde Conservative 2:45 pm, 28th January 2002

My Lords, I am slightly confused as to why the noble Lord is answering the Question. He said a moment ago that the project was being funded by the Scottish Executive. If it was a decision by central government, why is it not being paid for by central government? If it was a decision of the Scottish Executive and being paid for by the Scottish Executive, why do the Government feel that they are accountable to this House?