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Scotland Bill — Committee (5th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:15 pm on 21st March 2012.

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Photo of The Duke of Montrose The Duke of Montrose Conservative 6:15 pm, 21st March 2012

I am most grateful to my noble and learned friend for giving way. I am very interested in where he has gone with his explanations. It has been an interesting discovery that Section 30 orders can be applied to devolved and non-devolved matters. Section 30 orders can be applied within the legislation. If it is something included in an Act-this is the first time that we have had a new Bill since the 1998 Act-it seems that the legislation does not require the consent of the Scottish Parliament. This is the first time that the devolution guidance note has been before the Committee. It would be interesting to see the whole of the devolution guidance notes so that the Committee is aware of what the noble and learned Lord has to deal with in his negotiations with the Scottish Parliament. We are getting closer to where the legislative terms lie.