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Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill - Committee (9th Day) | Lords debates
17 January 2011, 4:30 pm

I want to make a brief point. There are precedents for splitting Bills which have got into difficulties. I refer to the 1977 Scotland and Wales Bill which, after a lot of discussion, was in fact split in the House of Commons. That enabled the Scotland Bill to go forward in that Parliament, and the Wales Bill went forward a little later. It was unfortunate for Scotland, perhaps, that the people did not want devolution at the time. A way was found to split the Bill and there is no reason why a way should not be found to split this one.

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Where there's a will there's a way.... One may assume that in this case there is little will.
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