Scotland Bill — New Clause 1 — Independent Commission on Impact of Full Fiscal Autonomy for Scotland on the Scottish Economy — 29 Jun 2015 at 21:45

Kevan Jones MP, North Durham voted to appoint a group to analyse and report on the impact of full fiscal autonomy for Scotland on the Scottish economy.

The majority of MPs voted against appointing a group to analyse and report on the impact of full fiscal autonomy for Scotland on the Scottish economy.

MPs were considering the Scotland Bill[1]

The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Independent Commission on Full Fiscal Autonomy and stated:

  • (1) The Secretary of State shall appoint a commission of between four and eleven members to conduct an analysis of the impact of full fiscal autonomy on the Scottish economy, labour market and public finances and to report by 31 March 2016.
  • (2) No Member of the House of Commons or of the Scottish Parliament may be a member of the commission.
  • (3) No employee of the Scottish Government or of any government Department or agency anywhere in the United Kingdom may be a member of the commission.
  • (4) The Secretary of State shall appoint as members of the commission only persons who appear to the Secretary of State to hold a relevant qualification or to have relevant experience.
  • (5) The Secretary of State shall not appoint as a member of the commission any person who is a member of a political party.
  • (6) Before appointing any member of the commission, the Secretary of State must consult—
  • (a) the Chair of any select committee appointed by the House of Commons to consider Scottish affairs, and
  • (b) the Chair of any select committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of Her Majesty’s Treasury and its associated public bodies.
  • (7) The Secretary of State may by regulations issue the commission with terms of reference and guidelines for the commission’s working methods, including an outline definition of the policy of full fiscal autonomy for the commission to analyse.
  • (8) The Secretary of State must lay copies of the report of the commission before both Houses of Parliament, and must transmit a copy of the report of the commission to the presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament.
  • (9) Regulations under this section must be made by statutory instrument, subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

An explanatory note accompanying the proposed new clause stated:

  • This New Clause requires the Secretary of State for Scotland to establish an independent commission of external experts, appointed in consultation with the Treasury Select Committee and Scottish Affairs Select Committee, to publish a report by 31 March 2016 setting out an analysis of the impact of the policy of Full Fiscal Autonomy on the Scottish economy, labour market and public finances.

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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
Con313 (+2 tell) 0095.5%
DUP4 0050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 00100.0%
Lab0 187 (+2 tell)081.5%
LDem0 4050.0%
PC2 0066.7%
SNP55 0098.2%
UUP1 0050.0%
Total:376 192089.2%

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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