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Scotland Bill — Committee (5th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:45 pm on 21st March 2012.

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Photo of Lord Forsyth of Drumlean Lord Forsyth of Drumlean Conservative 4:45 pm, 21st March 2012

I rest my case. I was not aware that there was a tax on plastic bags there, but if it is thought to be appropriate to have a power to introduce such a tax, it should be specified in the Bill-not as part of a general power. However, I can see that I am making no progress on this and I therefore beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment 74B withdrawn.

Amendment 74C

Moved by Lord Forsyth of Drumlean

74C: Clause 43, page 32, line 27, at end insert-

"(1A) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, no provision of section 30 shall come into force until the provisions of that section have been approved in a referendum held in England."