Scotland Bill — Clause 1 — Consent of Scottish People and Parliament Before Abolition of The Scottish Parliament — 15 Jun 2015 at 19:30
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted against requiring the consent of the Scottish Parliament and of the Scottish people in a referendum before the Scottish Parliament can be abolished; and against strengthening the constitutional status of the Scottish Parliament.
The majority of MPs voted against requiring the consent of the Scottish Parliament and of the Scottish people in a referendum before the Scottish Parliament can be abolished; and against strengthening the constitutional status of the Scottish Parliament.
MPs were considering the Scotland Bill
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- In clause 1, page 1, leave out lines 7 and 8 and insert—
- “(1A) The Scottish Parliament is a permanent part of the United Kingdom’s constitution.
- (1B) Subsection (1) or (1A) may be repealed only if—
- (a) the Scottish Parliament has consented to the proposed repeal, and
- (b) a referendum has been held in Scotland on the proposed repeal and a majority of those voting at the referendum have consented to it.”
The lines to be removed would have added the following to the Scotland Act 1998:
- “(1A) A Scottish Parliament is recognised as a permanent part of the United Kingdom’s constitutional arrangements.””
Parliament can change the laws it has made at any time so the proposed laws in the amendment were presumably largely symbolic.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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||300 (+2 tell)||0||0||91.5%|
|PC||0||0 (+2 tell)||0||66.7%|