Scotland Bill — New Clause 10 — Require UK Parliament to Have Consent of Scottish Parliament Before Legislating on Devolved Matters — 15 Jun 2015 at 22:09

The majority of MPs voted against requiring the UK Parliament to have the consent of the Scottish Parliament before legislating on devolved matters.

MPs were considering the Scotland Bill[1].

The proposed new clause which was rejected in this vote stated:

  • (1) In section 28 of the Scotland Act 1998 (Acts of the Scottish Parliament), at the end add—
  • “(8) But the Parliament of the United Kingdom must not pass Acts applying to Scotland that make provision about a devolved matter without the consent of the Scottish Parliament.
  • “(9) A provision is about a devolved matter if the provision—
  • (a) applies to Scotland and does not relate to reserved matters,
  • (b) modifies the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament, or
  • (c) modifies the functions of any member of the Scottish Government.
  • (1) In subsection (8), “Acts” includes any Act, whether a public general Act, a local and personal Act or a private Act.
  • (2) After section 28 of the Scotland Act 1998 insert—
  • “28A Duty to consult the Scottish Government on Bills applying to Scotland
  • (1) A Minister of the Crown shall consult Scottish Ministers before introducing any Bill into the Parliament of the United Kingdom for an Act of that Parliament that would make provision applying to Scotland.
  • (2) Where the Bill is for an Act making provision that would require the consent of the Scottish Parliament by virtue of section 28(8), the requirement to consult under subsection (1) includes a requirement that a Minister of the Crown give the Scottish Ministers a copy of the provisions of the Bill that apply to Scotland no later than—
  • (a) 21 days before the proposed date of introduction, or
  • (b) such later date as the Scottish Ministers may agree.
  • (3) The requirement in subsection (2) does not apply if—
  • (c) the Scottish Ministers so agree, or
  • (d) there are exceptional circumstances justifying failure to comply with the requirement.
  • (4) The reference in subsection (1) to an Act of Parliament is a reference to any Act whether a public general Act, a local and personal Act or a private Act

An explanatory note accompanying the new clause stated:

  • This new clause would ensure that the UK Parliament can only legislate in devolved areas with the consent of the Scottish Parliament. It puts the Sewel Convention onto a statutory footing, as agreed by the Smith Commission.


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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
Con306 (+2 tell) 0093.3%
DUP1 0012.5%
Independent1 00100.0%
Lab0 000.0%
LDem0 5062.5%
PC0 0 (+2 tell)066.7%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 560100.0%
UUP1 0050.0%
Total:309 63058.5%

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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