Covid-19 Update - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:32 pm on 15th June 2021.

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Photo of Lord Dodds of Duncairn Lord Dodds of Duncairn DUP 1:32 pm, 15th June 2021

My Lords, urgent decisions on Covid restrictions are needed elsewhere in the United Kingdom as well. Does the Government accept, however, that decisions that are for a devolved Government to make must be that devolved Government’s responsibility, and their responsibility alone? For Westminster to impose its will on the Assembly on devolved matters would be totally unacceptable and would lead inevitably and inexorably to a collapse of confidence in devolved institutions.