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Legislative Programme

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 4:03 pm on 16th June 1999.

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Photo of Roseanna Cunningham Roseanna Cunningham Scottish National Party 4:03 pm, 16th June 1999

I will not take an intervention. I am sorry; the Presiding Officer has already indicated that I must wind up.

My final comment is triggered by the First Minister's reference to Westminster legislation. Among the many things that have bedevilled Scotland's justice system is the fact that important changes are made in civil or criminal law by tacking on odd clauses from what is essentially English and Welsh legislation, or by stuffing a series of unrelated measures higgledy-piggledy into a so-called law reform (miscellaneous provisions) (Scotland) bill. I hope that we will see the end of the latter practice, but I am concerned about the continuation of the former one. It is happening even now, and I seek an assurance that it will be well and truly seen off.