Scotland Bill — New Clause 3 — Powers of the Scottish Parliament — 15 Jun 2015 at 22:09

The majority of MPs voted against giving the Scottish Parliament powers over all areas except the constitution, foreign affairs, public service, defence, treason and pension changes which would affect the UK's liabilities.

MPs were considering the Scotland Bill[1]

The new clause rejected in this vote stated:

  • Transfer of reserved matters
  • (1) Schedule 5 (which defines reserved matters) to the Scotland Act 1998, has effect with the following modifications.
  • (2) In Part I (general reservations) omit paragraph 6 (political parties).
  • (3) Part II (specific reservations) is omitted.
  • (4) Insert Part IIA (UK pensions liability) as follows—
  • Part IIA
  • UK Pensions liability
  • The consent of the Treasury is required before the enactment of any provision passed by the Scottish Parliament which would affect the liabilities of the National Insurance Fund in respect of old age pensions.”
  • (5) In Part III (general provisions) the following provisions referring to Part II of the Schedule are omitted—
  • (a) paragraph 3(2);
  • (b) paragraph 4(2)(c)

Explanatory text accompanying the new clause stated:

  • This Amendment would allow the Scottish Parliament to make provision for the registration and funding of political parties, but would otherwise retain the Part I reserved matters covering the constitution, foreign affairs, public service, defence and treason. It would entirely remove the remaining reservations over financial and economic matters, home affairs, trade and industry, energy, transport, social security, regulation of the professions, employment, health and medicines, media and culture and other miscellaneous matters. The consent of the Treasury would be needed for any changes in old age pensions which would affect the liabilities of the National Insurance Fund.


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
Con294 (+2 tell) 8 (+2 tell)092.7%
DUP2 0025.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 00100.0%
Lab0 100.4%
LDem0 000.0%
PC0 2066.7%
SNP0 560100.0%
UUP1 0050.0%
Total:298 68057.7%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)aye
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)tellaye
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenConaye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)tellaye
Edward LeighGainsboroughCon (front bench)aye
Julian LewisNew Forest EastConaye
Anne MainSt AlbansCon (front bench)aye
David NuttallBury NorthConaye
Andrew PercyBrigg and GooleConaye
Martin VickersCleethorpesConaye

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