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 Wallace of Tankerness Lord Wallace of Tankerness Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords 3:30 pm, 21st March 2016

As I said, these are not academic issues but very real ones. The Human Rights Act could certainly give rights to them as indeed could measures in the Trade Union Bill. They would not necessarily be issues between Governments; they could be issues that impacted on other public bodies in Scotland, for example. That is why it is regrettable that the Government have not been more forthcoming and willing to look at the proposals that we want to put on the statute book.