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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

An obvious difficulty arises once you get into consulting constituents of other countries-England, Wales and Northern Ireland-which is: in what order do you take the referendum? What effect will it have if, we assume, in Scotland the referendum is passed with acclaim but other countries, such as England and Wales, say, "No, it is very damaging and we are against it"?