Scotland Bill — New Clause 28 — Housing Benefit — Devolving Powers to Scotland — 30 Jun 2015 at 17:45
John Baron MP, Basildon and Billericay did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted against giving powers related to Housing Benefit in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Ministers.
MPs were considering the Scotland Bill
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled Housing Benefit and stated:
- In Section F1 of Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998, in the Exceptions, after exception 8 (see section 23 above) insert—
- “Exception 9 Housing benefit.””
Had the proposed new clause not been rejected it would have added an exception to those powers reserved to the UK Parliament, devolving powers relating to Housing Benefit to Scotland.
An explanatory note accompanying the rejected new clause stated:
- This New Clause provides for the full devolution of Housing Benefit, allowing Scottish Ministers to abolish the Spare Room Subsidy in Scotland, and to provide £1.8 billion of investment in housing in Scotland.
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||313 (+2 tell)||0||0||95.5%|
|Lab||0||195 (+2 tell)||0||84.9%|