Highland Constituencies

Part of Parliamentary Constituencies Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:30 pm ar 30 Mehefin 2020.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of David Linden David Linden Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government) 4:30, 30 Mehefin 2020

I am grateful. This issue genuinely plays on the mind of quite a lot of Members in Scotland, so I am grateful for the opportunity to bring it to this Bill Committee so that people can consider it. At this stage, I will not press the new clause, but I will be giving further thought to it when we come to remaining stages on the Floor of the House. I am convinced that the matter is at least on the Minister’s radar. The very fact that she has stood up and shown a degree of understanding of the challenges faced by Members in Scotland is a source of at least some comfort—but perhaps I will bring something back in the remaining stages. On that basis, I will withdraw the new clause for now, but I suspect that we might see it at a later stage of the Bill. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the clause.