HC Deb 02 December 2003 vol 415 cc18-9W
10. Pete Wishart:

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what plans the Government has to amend the Scotland Act 1998. [140752]

Mr. Darling:

The Scottish Parliament (Constituencies) Bill will amend the Scotland Act by breaking the link between the number of MSPs and the number of MPs from Scottish constituencies. The proposal to transfer to the Supreme Court the function of hearing devolution disputes currently held by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council would also require an amendment to the Scotland Act.

There are no other plans for substantive amendments to the Scotland Act in primary legislation.