Scotland Bill - Report (2nd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 8:00 pm on 29th February 2016.

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Photo of Lord Higgins Lord Higgins Conservative 8:00 pm, 29th February 2016

I am most grateful to the noble Lord for giving way. We have had an extremely interesting debate on various aspects of the fiscal framework, but that is not actually what the amendment is crucially about: it is whether or not each House of Parliament should have an opportunity to approve it. That is what we are voting on. Despite all the technical discussion and so on which has been admirably set out and considered, the crucial issue is that the other place must have an opportunity to debate this. It would be absurd if the whole thing goes through without the House of Commons having debated it at all.