Scottish Independence Referendum (Authorisation)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 23 January 2019.

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Photo of Mike Rumbles Mike Rumbles Liberal Democrat

What a poor response that was. In the spirit of openness and transparency, which the Parliament prides itself on, does the minister agree that, just as the Scottish ministers demanded that the United Kingdom Government publish its legal advice on Brexit and it was published, the Lord Advocate’s advice on an independence referendum should be published by the Scottish ministers? I see that the Lord Advocate is present in the chamber. It would have been helpful if he had given us the benefit of his advice.