HC Deb 18 October 1976 vol 917 c260W
Mr. Rifkind

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give details of those matters for which his Department will be responsible in Scotland, after the implementation of the Government's present devolution proposals.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

Apart from summer time—responsibility for which is to be devolved—the matters for which I shall retain responsibility in Scotland will be the same as at present. They include the law of treason and other aspects of the criminal law affecting State security; measures against terrorism; extradition; nationality and immigration control; community relations; the Race Relations and Sex Discrimination Acts; broadcasting and radio regulation—subject to what is said in paragraph 154 of Cmnd. 6438; dangerous drugs; and poisons.