Scotland Bill — New Clause 36 — Power for Scottish Parliament to Call a Scottish Independence Referendum — 9 Nov 2015 at 19:52
The majority of MPs voted against giving the Scottish Parliament the power to call a referendum on Scottish independence.
MPs were considering the Scotland Bill.
The amendment rejected in this vote stated:
- ‘(1) Paragraph 5A in Part 1 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998 (general reservations) is amended as follows.
- (2) In sub-paragraph (1), leave out “if the following requirements are met”.
- (3) Leave out sub-paragraphs (2) to (4).’
An accompanying explanatory note stated:
- This new clause would permit the Scottish Parliament to decide whether and when to hold a referendum on Scottish independence.
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||284 (+2 tell)||0||0||86.7%|
|PC||0||0 (+2 tell)||0||66.7%|