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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 The Duke of Montrose The Duke of Montrose Conservative 4:00 pm, 21st March 2012

My Lords, we are up against a slight hoolie on this procedure. The interesting Statement given to us by the Minister shows that quite a lot of the measures that are currently in the Bill have been withdrawn, so it is simplified from that point of view. The question then is whether what we are left with is purely a framework Bill into which all sorts of other legislation will be brought. However, from the point of view of this House, it would be a great shame if the legislation on the referendum were not set out in the Bill because there is a strong restraint on this place in that we never vote down secondary legislation, which is what will come before us if we use the Privy Council route.