Scotland Bill — Exercise of functions — 10 Feb 1998
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
It being after Seven o'clock, The Chairman, pursuant to the Order [9 February] and the Resolution [this day], put forthwith the Questions necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded at that hour.
Clause 44 ordered to stand part of the Bill.
Clauses 45 to 47 ordered to stand part of the Bill.
Amendment made: No. 321, in page 21, line 14, at end add
'after he ceases to be a Minister of the Crown'.-- [Mr. McLeish.]
I beg to move amendment No. 279, in page 21, line 14, at end add--
'(7) Nothing in this Act shall permit Scottish Ministers to exercise any function or to enjoy any power in any part of England, Wales or Northern Ireland.'.
That is the point that the Minister was making.
Having read the Bill in its totality, I would welcome the addition of the rider: "but not in so far as they might affect England, Wales and Northern Ireland." That seems entirely proper, and everything that the hon. Member for Edinburgh, West has said confirms that.
Question put, That the amendment be made:--
The Committee divided: Ayes 134, Noes 364.
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||0||130 (+2 tell)||0||81.5%|
|Lab||320 (+2 tell)||0||0||77.2%|