Clause 7 - National Lottery Distribution Fund: apportionment

Part of National Lottery Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 25th October 2005.

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Photo of Tom Harris Tom Harris Labour, Glasgow South 4:00 pm, 25th October 2005

My right hon. Friend and the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson) might be interested to know that, from my memory of sitting in similar Committees in which there has been a Sewel motion to enable us to legislate for Scotland, the term always used is “the Scottish Ministers”. My understanding is that that phrase is used by civil servants in drafting legislation because it has a specific legal meaning in the context of devolution.