Infrastructure Bill — New Clause 2 — Shale Gas Extraction in Scotland — Devolution of Regulation to Scottish Parliament — 26 Jan 2015 at 17:30
The majority of MPs voted not to devolve the regulation of shale gas extraction in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament.
MPs were considering the Infrastructure Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote stated:
- (1) The Scotland Act 1998 is amended as follows:
- (2) In Schedule 5, Part II, section D2, after “gas other than through pipes,”, insert—
- “( ) The licensing of onshore shale gas extraction underlying Scotland.
- ( ) Responsibility for mineral access rights for onshore extraction of shale gas in Scotland.
Had it not been rejected this clause would have added the regulation of shale gas extraction in Scotland to a list of exceptions to the list of powers relating to oil and gas in Scotland "reserved" by the UK Parliament.
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||278 (+1 tell)||0||0||92.1%|
|Lab||0||218 (+2 tell)||0||85.3%|
|LDem||44 (+1 tell)||0||0||80.4%|