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Scotland Bill — Committee (5th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:00 pm on 21st March 2012.

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Photo of Lord Forsyth of Drumlean Lord Forsyth of Drumlean Conservative 4:00 pm, 21st March 2012

I am most grateful to my noble and learned friend. Given that Section 30 is the Government's preferred route forward, and given that the consultation process is overwhelmingly in support of that-that is what we are being told-is it the Government's intention to proceed on that basis? As that basis requires the agreement of the Scottish Parliament, is it my noble and learned friend's intention to bring forward some other Bill in the next Session of Parliament to deal with the referendum issue? It is clear that there will be no time to do this with the Scotland Bill.