Scotland Bill — 27 Jan 2011 at 17:38
Kenneth Clarke MP, Rushcliffe voted with the majority (No).
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
Over the past decade, the devolution of power and decision making from this Parliament to the Assemblies of Wales and Northern Ireland and to the Parliament in Scotland has transformed the constitutional arrangements of the United Kingdom. With this Bill, we begin a new phase of devolution in Scotland-a phase that we enter with cross-party support and the support of individuals and organisations across the country. The Scotland Bill is, of course, an important step in the coalition Government's programme to modernise and reform the United Kingdom's constitution, but its origins lie in the Scottish Parliament itself and in the support given by the previous Government, which I am happy to acknowledge. The Scotland Bill will further empower the Scottish Parliament and make it more accountable to those who elect it. In doing so, it will strengthen Scotland's position within the United Kingdom.
Question put, That the amendment be made.
The House divided: Ayes 5, Noes 252.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||192 (+1 tell)||0||0||63.1%|
|LDem||28 (+1 tell)||0||0||50.9%|
|PC||0||0 (+1 tell)||0||33.3%|
|SNP||0||5 (+1 tell)||0||100.0%|