Wales Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 10:00 pm on 7th November 2016.

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Photo of Lord Elystan-Morgan Lord Elystan-Morgan Crossbench 10:00 pm, 7th November 2016

Will the noble Lord accept my word for it that I am not in any way advocating any jurisdiction for Wales over foreign policy or defence? The point I was seeking to make was that you can make dominion status whatever you wish it to be in the particular context and circumstances of that case. No doubt the noble Lord will, over the years, have studied the position of Newfoundland, which was a dominion for some years. It started off with direct rule, then became a dominion, then ultimately became part of the dominion of Canada. It is an illustration that you can make dominion status be whatever you wish it to be.