§ 9. References in section 22 and this Schedule to a Minister of the Crown include references to—
- (a) two or more Ministers of the Crown acting jointly, and
- (b) an officer of a Minister of the Crown or of a government department,
§ 10. References in sections 22 to 26 and this Schedule to a Minister of the Crown include a member of the Scottish executive.
§ 11. An Order in Council under section 22—
- (a) transferring a function exercisable by a Minister of the Crown, or
- (b) directing that a function shall be so exercisable only with the agreement of, or after consultation with, the Assembly,
§ The noble Lord said: I have already spoken to this amendment. I beg to move.
§ On Question, amendment agreed to.
§ Lord Hoyle
I beg to move that the House be resumed. In moving this Motion I suggest that the Committee stage begins again not before 8.55 p.m.
§ Moved accordingly, and, on Question, Motion agreed to.
§ House resumed.