Results 21–23 of 23 for speaker:Lord Mackay of Drumadoon

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (24 Nov 1999)

Lord Mackay of Drumadoon: My Lords, in view of the injunction we all received from the Chief Whip at the outset of this debate, I intend to confine my contribution to one topic and to speak very briefly upon it. The topic I raise is the practical implications for the governance of our country of bringing into force during this parliamentary Session the bulk of the provisions of the Human Rights Act 1998. Noble Lords...

Scottish Legislation and the House of Lords (24 Nov 1999)

Lord Mackay of Drumadoon: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any plans to amend the Scotland Act 1998 to allow the House of Lords to participate in the passage of Scottish legislation.

Scottish Legislation and the House of Lords (24 Nov 1999)

Lord Mackay of Drumadoon: My Lords, I thank the Minister for her Answer. Does she understand that my Question arises out of recent comments made by her political colleague, the First Minister in Scotland, who mentioned the possibility that part of the legislative function of the Scottish Parliament might be shared with your Lordships' House? Does she agree that that unfortunate comment raised a distinct impression...


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