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Scotland Bill — Committee (5th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:30 pm on 21st March 2012.

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Photo of Lord Reid of Cardowan Lord Reid of Cardowan Labour 6:30 pm, 21st March 2012

As regards what might and might not be the ultimate outcome of such discussions, let us be absolutely clear on one thing. If it is a question of Scotland remaining inside the United Kingdom or leaving it, the Scottish people have the right to decide such a question. However, a wider question about the changed nature of devolution within the union cannot be a question just for the Scottish people or for the Scottish Parliament; it must be a question either for the two Parliaments, or for the people of the United Kingdom. Will he make that clear?