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Scotland Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 9:30 pm on 22nd February 2016.

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Photo of Lord McCluskey Lord McCluskey Crossbench 9:30 pm, 22nd February 2016

Before the noble and learned Lord sits down, may I ask him a question on that point that I meant to ask my noble and learned friend Lord Hope? The particular measure in subsection (7) refers to, as the noble Lord said, Wales and Northern Ireland legislation. Is that within the Long Title of the Bill? The Long Title is:

“To amend the Scotland Act 1998 and make provision about the functions of the Scottish Ministers”,

not the Secretary of State, “and for connected purposes”. I am not very good at reading Long Titles, but when I read this I cannot see how the subsection objected to fits within it.