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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 Reid of Cardowan Lord Reid of Cardowan Labour 8:00 pm, 21st March 2012

Perhaps I can help the noble Lord. I, too, have reservations about the fact that, if there was a discussion about some different form of devolution, it would come to the UK Parliament to decide. I have an inkling that if the effect of such discussions at some stage in the future was to effectively constitute a federal Britain, then Parliament might well think that that was a constitutional issue of such magnitude that the people should be consulted. I merely give that as a possibility.