Mr McNulty on the Bill


Also from the Standing Committee debate. The Minister encapsulates the Bill. Alastair Carmichael MP had pointed out that fixing names in the register is difficult when names are so variable, his own being Alexander on his birth certificate:

Regarding the legal issues raised by the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland—something-or-other Carmichael, but that is his business—there are other legal elements in Scottish and English law that need to prevail. The hon. Gentleman should not worry; we will tell him in the end what his name is.

Joking? Not very funny, is it?