Scotland Bill — Clause 32 — Code of Practice on Borrowing by Scottish Ministers — 14 Mar 2011 at 21:15

The majority of MPs voted against requiring Scottish Ministers to have regard to any code of practice agreed between them and the UK Treasury when borrowing money.

MPs were considering the Scotland Bill[1]. The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 52, page 24, line 22, at end insert—
  • ‘(1ZA) In borrowing sums under subsection (1), the Scottish Ministers must have regard to any code of practice agreed by them and the Treasury.
  • (1ZB) A code of practice agreed under subsection (1ZA) may include provision as to—
  • (a) how the Scottish Ministers are to determine and keep under review how much they can afford to borrow,
  • (b) the terms and conditions on which sums may be borrowed,
  • (c) limits on the aggregate at any time outstanding in respect of the principal of sums borrowed.

Had it not been rejected this amendment would have affected clause 32 of the Bill[2] which provided for Scottish Ministers to be permitted to borrow money.

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con245 (+2 tell) 0080.7%
DUP2 0025.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab107 0041.5%
LDem39 0068.4%
PC0 2066.7%
SNP0 4 (+2 tell)0100.0%
Total:393 7063.2%

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MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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