Scotland Bill — New Clause 27 — Equal Opportunities — 9 Nov 2015 at 21:47
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted against giving the Scottish Parliament powers related to equalities laws.
The majority of MPs voted against giving the Scottish Parliament powers related to equalities laws.
MPs were considering the Scotland Bill.
The proposed new clause, titled Equal opportunities which was rejected in this vote stated:
- In Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998, omit Section L2 (equal opportunities)
An explanatory statement accompanying the rejected amendment set out its intended effect:
- This new clause would devolve equal opportunities to the Scottish Parliament.
Section L2 reserved, to the UK Parliament, powers relating to equal opportunities, including the subject-matter of:
(c)the Race Relations Act 1976, and
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||287 (+2 tell)||0||0||87.6%|
|PC||0||0 (+2 tell)||0||66.7%|