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Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 4:12 pm on 25th March 2010.

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Photo of Jeremy Purvis Jeremy Purvis Liberal Democrat 4:12 pm, 25th March 2010

My point is that the Government made changes to proposals that it had introduced. Many of the amendments that have been made today are drafting changes that the minister made to proposals that she had already introduced in a bill. Under a statutory instrument process, no changes could be made, which would have the effect of making considerably bad legislation. That is why, because of part 2, we simply cannot support the bill.