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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 Filkin Lord Filkin Government Whip 2:45 pm, 28th January 2002

My Lords, under the Scotland Act 1998, any grant for a transport linkage between Scotland and somewhere outside Scotland is a reserved matter for the UK Government. The decision therefore has to be taken by the UK Government, but it is perfectly in order for the Scottish Executive to reimburse the UK Government for that expenditure if they wish to do so.