Scotland Bill — Third Reading

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:30 pm on 21st March 2016.

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Photo of Lord McCluskey Lord McCluskey Crossbench 4:30 pm, 21st March 2016

My Lords, I can be brief indeed. I am encouraged by what the Minister has said. Indeed, I have been encouraged by the remarks of other noble Lords who have supported me. The noble Lord, Lord Selkirk of Douglas, mentioned the concept of responsibility. I believe that it is our responsibility, having been fortunate enough to be here and to be informed about the details of what has been happening, to use what influence we can in Scotland, and indeed in the rest of the United Kingdom, to make known the truth about all the circumstances surrounding this settlement. I shall do my best. In the mean time, encouraged by what I have heard, I beg leave to withdraw.

Amendment 17 withdrawn.

Clause 71: Commencement

Amendment 18 not moved.

Schedule 2: Roads: consequential and related provision

Amendments 19 to 21

Moved by Lord Dunlop

19: Schedule 2, page 80, line 25, leave out paragraphs 8 and 9 and insert—

“8 (1) Section 86 (speed limits for particular classes of vehicles) is amended as follows.

(2) For “national authority” in each place substitute “relevant authority”.

(3) Omit subsection (9).

9 In section 88 (temporary speed limits) for “national authority” in each place substitute “relevant authority”.”

20: Schedule 2, page 84, line 30, at end insert—

Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52)

In section 195 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (regulations) after subsection (4) insert—

“(4ZA) Regulations made by the Scottish Ministers under section 20(5), 36(5) or 41(1) are subject to the negative procedure.””

21: Schedule 2, page 87, leave out lines 20 to 26 and insert—

“(a) make any provision under section 87(1)(b) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 that could be made by the Scottish Ministers, and

(b) in connection with any provision made by virtue of paragraph (a), make any provision under any of the traffic signs powers mentioned in paragraph 33(3) that could be made by the Scottish Ministers.”

Amendments 19 to 21 agreed.


Moved by Lord Dunlop

That the Bill do now pass.