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Amendment 22

Part of Fisheries Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) – in the House of Lords at 3:00 pm on 24th June 2020.

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Photo of Lord Kilclooney Lord Kilclooney Crossbench 3:00 pm, 24th June 2020

My Lords, I have a short question. I certainly understand the objective of the amendment moved by the noble Baroness, Lady Jones, and sympathise with it, and I note the importance of the role of devolution. However, the amendment says there would be consultation with the Scottish Ministers and the Welsh Ministers but it does not mention the Northern Ireland Minister, just the department. The department had a role when there was no devolution in operation in Northern Ireland but devolution is now operating day by day and there is a Fisheries Minister. Why is the Fisheries Minister not mentioned in the amendment, like those of Scotland and Wales?