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Scotland Bill — Committee (5th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 8:45 pm on 21st March 2012.

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Photo of Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Labour 8:45 pm, 21st March 2012

My Lords, we have an excellent debate. We have had a very helpful reply from the Minister. We have another debate looming. I therefore immediately beg leave to withdraw my amendment.

Amendment 87 withdrawn.

Sitting suspended.

Amendment 87A not moved.

Clause 43 agreed.

Clause 44 agreed.

Amendments 88 to 90 not moved.

Amendment 90A (In substitution for Amendment 25)

Tabled by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock

90A: Before Clause 10, insert the following new Clause-

"Taxes and excise duties

(1) In Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the 1998 Act, in section A1 (fiscal, economic and monetary policy) omit "taxes and excise duties".

(2) The Scottish Government shall pay funds to the Government to cover a proportion of the costs incurred as a result of policies made under reserved matters.

(3) This section shall only come into effect if it is approved by a majority of people voting in a referendum on the provisions held in accordance with Schedule (Referendums under this Act)."