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Scotland Bill — Committee (5th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 8:00 pm on 21st March 2012.

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Photo of Lord Neill of Bladen Lord Neill of Bladen Crossbench 8:00 pm, 21st March 2012

Is the noble Lord, Lord Empey, contemplating circumstances where there would be referenda in other countries than Scotland? He said Parliaments, their representatives and the people would have to make up their own minds in their own countries. That was English people, the Welsh Assembly and so on. Supposing that these problems arise, did he envisage by the phrase "another route" that there might be a referendum in England, Wales and Northern Ireland?