There is a convention even in the UKs second chamber , that the house of Lords do not block bills which were in the winning parties at a General Election Manifesto.
Whether this will apply to a Scottish Second referendum if the SNP were to win next May''s Scottish Election remains to be seen.
Certainly the Unionist across the Lobby where the leaders of the Tories , Labour and te Liberal Democrats seem to indicate they will ignore any claim of a SNP/Green mandate at Holyrood and deny a request for a Second Referendum.
Asked if he would listen if Scots tell him they want independence, Davey said he thought people will find the constitutional arguments a "distraction" - if they are even talking about them at all.
He said: "I think even the strongest proponents of independence would say ‘let's focus on the things that matter, let's not get extra disruptions or distractions'.
"I genuinely think Scottish people from all sides of the question on independence will say 'this is not the time for constitutional questions, now is the time for helping people who are in distress, businesses that are in distress and people who are facing the loss of loved ones'.”
On the party's opposition to another independence referendum, he said: "The Liberal Democrats' policy on independence is set by the Scottish Liberal Democrats and always will be under my leadership.
"I know that they believe that Scotland is better in the family of nations."
Davey also compared the issue to the "self-indulgent" UK Government pushing to get a Brexit deal before January and not seeking an extension "when we've got one hell of a fight on our hands" because of coronavirus.
He went on to say that the "laserbeam-like focus" of Scottish LibDem leader Willie Rennie on the impact of coronavirus and the recovery could pay dividends.
"I think the other Unionist parties are not as strong as they've been in the run up to previous Holyrood elections and I think we have a real possibility of gaining momentum,"
Scottish Parliament out of 129 seats (SNP 61)
|Member of the Scottish Parliament||Constituency or Region||First elected||Spokespersons|
|Willie Rennie||North East Fife||2011||Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats|
|Liam McArthur||Orkney||2007||Justice and Energy|
|Alex Cole-Hamilton||Edinburgh Western||2016||Health and housing|
|Mike Rumbles||North East Scotland||2016||Rural Affairs|
House of Commons of the United Kingdom out of 59 Scottish seats (SNP 48)
|Member of Parliament||Constituency||First elected||Notes|
|Alistair Carmichael||Orkney and Shetland||2001||Only Lib Dem MP returned in the 2015 general election in Scotland.|
|Christine Jardine||Edinburgh West||2017|
|Jamie Stone||Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross||2017||Member of the Scottish Parliament for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross between 1999 and 2011.|
|Wendy Chamberlain||North East Fife||2019|
Only gain made by the Liberal Democrats in Scotland at the 2019 general election. Was previously the most marginal seat in the entire United Kingdom in 2017.