Devolution

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 3:18 pm on 3rd June 1999.

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Photo of Alex Salmond Alex Salmond Leader, Scottish National Party 3:18 pm, 3rd June 1999

The minister will remember that the Commission for Racial Equality wished to have its functions devolved, because it thought-rightly-that racial equality legislation might be stronger if dealt with by this Parliament rather than by the UK Parliament. That organisation was listed in the white paper in 1997, but has disappeared from the orders that we are debating. Will the minister refer in particular to the Commission for Racial Equality, because many people are interested in how this Parliament will relate to that organisation?