Scotland Bill — Clause 32 — Equal Opportunities — Scottish Public Authorities — Powers of the Scottish Parliament — 6 Jul 2015 at 20:37
The majority of MPs voted against giving the Scottish Parliament powers over equal opportunities in relation to an appointment as a member of a Scottish public authority.
MPs were considering the Scotland Bill
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 162, page 34, line 4, at end insert—
- “Equal opportunities in relation to an appointment as a member of a Scottish public authority.
Had it not been rejected this would have impacted clause 32 subclause (3) which stated:
- Under the heading “Exceptions”, at the end insert—
- “The subject-matter of Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010 (socio-economic inequalities).
The provision proposed additions to the list of powers excepted from being "reserved" to the UK Parliament.
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||309 (+2 tell)||0||0||94.2%|
|PC||0||1 (+2 tell)||0||100.0%|