HL Deb 10 January 2000 vol 608 cc79-80WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have sought the views of the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Ministers and other interested parties in Scotland, about the contents of the Race Relations (Amendment) Bill and its impact upon areas of devolved competence. [HL444]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

The Race Relations (Amendment) Bill's provisions are for reserved purposes, although some provisions make incidental and consequential changes in devolved areas of law. The Scottish Executive has been consulted and its views sought on the Bill's impact upon areas of devolved competence.