Wales Bill — Clause 1 — Separation of the Legal Systems of England and Wales — 5 Jul 2016 at 14:30
The majority of MPs voted against the separation of the legal systems of England and Wales.
MPs were considering the Wales Bill.
The amendment rejected in this vote began:
- Amendment 5, page 2, leave out lines 1 to 6 and insert—
- Separation of the Legal Jurisdiction of England and Wales
- 92B New legal jurisdictions of England and of Wales
- The legal jurisdiction of England and Wales becomes two separate legal jurisdictions, that of England and that of Wales.
The amendment went on to cover the "Separation of the law" and the "Separation of the Senior Courts".
An explanatory note accompanying the rejected amendment stated:
- This amendment replaces the Bill’s proposed recognition of Welsh law with provisions to separate the legal jurisdictions of England and of Wales, as drafted by the Welsh Government.
The text in the Bill which the rejected amendment sought to replace was within Clause 1 and stated:
- 92B Recognition of Welsh law
- (1) There is a body of Welsh law made by the Assembly and the Welsh Ministers.
- (2) The purpose of this section is, with due regard to the other provisions of this Act, to recognise the ability of the Assembly and the Welsh Ministers to make law forming part of the law of England and Wales.”
-  Parliament's webpage on the Wales Bill
-  Clause 1 of the Wales Bill as at the time of the vote
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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||267 (+2 tell)||0||0||81.5%|
|SNP||0||35 (+2 tell)||0||68.5%|