United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 11th November 2021.

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Photo of Alex Cole-Hamilton Alex Cole-Hamilton Liberal Democrat

The Government talked about moving with urgency and being bitterly disappointed, but it could have foreseen that what happened would happen. During the bill process, Whitehall officials informed Government officials that there were problems, but Opposition members were never told of those problems during the transit of the bill. They could easily have been remedied at that stage.