Infrastructure Bill — New Clause 2 — Shale Gas Extraction in Scotland — Devolution of Regulation to Scottish Parliament — 26 Jan 2015 at 17:30

The majority of MPs voted not to devolve the regulation of shale gas extraction in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament.

MPs were considering the Infrastructure Bill[1].

The proposed new clause rejected in this vote stated:

  • (1) The Scotland Act 1998 is amended as follows:
  • (2) In Schedule 5, Part II, section D2, after “gas other than through pipes,”, insert—
  • “( ) The licensing of onshore shale gas extraction underlying Scotland.
  • ( ) Responsibility for mineral access rights for onshore extraction of shale gas in Scotland.

Had it not been rejected this clause would have added the regulation of shale gas extraction in Scotland to a list of exceptions to the list of powers relating to oil and gas in Scotland "reserved" by the UK Parliament.

Debate in Parliament | Source |

Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con278 (+1 tell) 0092.1%
DUP1 0012.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 218 (+2 tell)085.3%
LDem44 (+1 tell) 0080.4%
PC0 2066.7%
Respect0 10100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 60100.0%
UKIP1 0050.0%
Total:324 231087.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
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