Queen's Speech — Devolution of Tax Raising and Borrowing Powers to the Welsh Government — 15 May 2013 at 18:47

The majority of MPs voted against devolving tax raising, and borrowing, powers to the Welsh Government

MPs were debating a motion on sending the Queen a message expressing "our humble thanks" for her attendance in Parliament to read out the Government's programme of upcoming legislation.

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment (e) at end add:
  • “but respectfully regret that a Government of Wales Bill implementing the recommendations of the Commission on Devolution in Wales was not included in the Gracious Speech”

The recommendations included:

  • That part of the budget for the Welsh Government should be funded from devolved taxation under its control.
  • Responsibility for setting specific taxes ought be devolved.
  • Welsh Ministers should be given an additional power to borrow to increase capital investment

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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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
Con270 (+1 tell) 0088.9%
DUP0 4050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab1 226088.0%
LDem45 (+1 tell) 0080.7%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 3 (+2 tell)083.3%
Total:316 237086.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

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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Paul FlynnNewport WestLab (minister)no

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