Scotland Bill — Clause 19 — Carers Benefit — Scope of Eligibility — 30 Jun 2015 at 14:00

The majority of MPs voted against allowing the devolved administration in Scotland to pay a carers benefit to those under 16 or in gainful employment, or in full time education.

MPs were considering the Scotland Bill[1]

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment: 48, in clause 19, page 22, line 45, leave out sub-paragraph (a).

Clause 19 contained the following[2]:

  • Carer’s benefit” means a benefit which is normally payable in respect of the regular and substantial provision of care by a relevant carer to a disabled person; and for this purpose—
  • (a) “relevant carer” means a person who—
  • (i) is 16 or over,
  • (ii) is not in full-time education, and
  • (iii) is not gainfully employed

Clause 19 provided for amendments to the Scotland Act 1998, adding to the list of areas in which powers are not "reserved" to the UK Parliament.

The Bill proposed devolving powers related to Carer's benefit to Scotland; the rejected amendment sought to extend the scope of potential eligibility for Carer's benefit in Scotland.

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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
Con306 (+2 tell) 0093.3%
DUP4 0050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 195 (+2 tell)084.9%
LDem0 4050.0%
PC0 1033.3%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 55098.2%
UKIP1 00100.0%
UUP2 00100.0%
Total:313 258089.3%

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
no rebellions

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