Scotland Bill — Clause 26 — Employment Support Programmes — Powers of the Scottish Parliament — Wording — 30 Jun 2015 at 17:45

The majority of MPs voted against a minor change in the wording of the Bill relating to the powers of the Scottish Parliament in relation to employment support programmes.

MPs were considering the Scotland Bill[1]

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 120, page 27, line 22, leave out from beginning to “for”

in line 23 and insert “Arrangements”.

An explanatory note accompanying the rejected amendment stated:

  • Amendments 120, 121 and 122 make provision for the Scottish Parliament to have power to legislate on arrangements for employment support programmes.

The specific amendment voted on here appears just to simplify the language of the Bill. At the time of the vote the Bill appeared to stress that payments for employment support could be made to an individual.

The Bill contained a provision giving the devolved administration in Scotland powers over:

  • The making by a person of arrangements for, or arrangements for the purposes of or in connection with a scheme for, any of the following purposes [relating to employment support]

The rejected amendment proposed giving the devolved administration in Scotland powers over:

  • Arrangements for the purposes of or in connection with a scheme for, any of the following purposes [relating to employment support]


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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
Con312 (+2 tell) 0095.2%
DUP2 0025.0%
Independent1 00100.0%
Lab0 197084.9%
LDem0 5062.5%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 53 (+2 tell)098.2%
UUP1 0050.0%
Total:316 260090.2%

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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