Scotland Bill — New Clause 15 — Abortion — 9 Nov 2015 at 21:30
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted to give the Scottish Parliament the power to set Scotland's laws on abortion.
The majority of MPs voted to give the Scottish Parliament the power to set Scotland's laws on abortion.
MPs were considering the Scotland Bill.
The amendment accepted by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- In Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998 (specific reservations) omit Section J1 (abortion).”
An explanatory note accompanying the amendment stated:
- This amendment removes the specific reservation of abortion in part 2 of schedule 5 of the Scotland Act 1998 thereby devolving legislative competence on the subject-matter of abortion to the Scottish 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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||287 (+2 tell)||0||0||87.6%|
|Lab||0||183 (+2 tell)||0||80.1%|