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

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 10:30 pm on 7th November 2016.

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Photo of Lord Wigley Lord Wigley Plaid Cymru 10:30 pm, 7th November 2016

My Lords, I have great personal respect for the Minister, as he well knows, but it is absolutely outrageous that he should be replying to a debate before the arguments have been put forward relating to the amendments. Amendment 48 in my name, to which he has responded comprehensively before I spoke to it, was the lead amendment in this group on Thursday afternoon when I left Westminster. When I came down here at 1 pm today it had been tacked on to the government amendments, which means that the very substantive issue of devolution of police in Wales has been tucked away without an opportunity for a proper debate.