Scotland Bill — Third Reading

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:30 pm on 21st March 2016.

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Photo of Lord McCluskey Lord McCluskey Crossbench 3:30 pm, 21st March 2016

The noble and learned Lord talked about the likelihood of litigation. Is he aware—I am sure he is—that the Human Rights Act itself is extremely productive of legislation at all levels of our courts in Scotland and elsewhere? Therefore, if the Government proceed with their intention to introduce a domestic human rights Act, and that has a direct effect upon the Scotland Act and the Human Rights Act in Scotland, then there is bound to be litigation that in turn will raise the question of the meaning of this so-called clause.