Committee (4th Day)

Part of Scotland Bill – in the House of Lords at 5:30 pm on 15th March 2012.

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Photo of Lord Maxton Lord Maxton Labour 5:30 pm, 15th March 2012

As the noble Lord understands it, would the reverse be true? If, say, Mr Alex Salmond decides that he has a project that he knows the Scottish people will support and he puts up the income tax to pay for it-for example, a free new hospital or something like that, on which he knows that the Scottish people will support him-will the block grant be cut accordingly to compensate for the fact that more money is now being raised in Scotland?