Mr Lidington said: “Finally Mr Speaker I thought the honourable gentleman painted a caricature of this Government’s attitudes towards Scotland and the Scottish people.
“I won’t go into the political knockabout I’m sorely tempted to go towards.
“I would say this, it’s a bit rich for the honourable gentleman to give lectures about respecting the results of the referendum.”
Parliament then erupted with loud cheers and laughter and Mr Lidington paused to allow the noise to die down.
Mr Lidington continued: “When what his then party leader, now airbrushed out of history, said was once in a generation opportunity to vote for the Scottish independence.
“It was put to the people of Scotland, it was rejected decisively and I just wish the honourable gentleman would accept that mandate from the Scottish people.”