Scotland Bill — New Clause 28 — Housing Benefit — Devolving Powers to Scotland — 30 Jun 2015 at 17:45

The majority of MPs voted against giving powers related to Housing Benefit in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Ministers.

MPs were considering the Scotland Bill[1]

The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled Housing Benefit and stated:

  • In Section F1 of Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998, in the Exceptions, after exception 8 (see section 23 above) insert—
  • “Exception 9 Housing benefit.””

Had the proposed new clause not been rejected it would have added an exception to those powers reserved to the UK Parliament, devolving powers relating to Housing Benefit to Scotland.

An explanatory note accompanying the rejected new clause stated:

  • This New Clause provides for the full devolution of Housing Benefit, allowing Scottish Ministers to abolish the Spare Room Subsidy in Scotland, and to provide £1.8 billion of investment in housing in Scotland.


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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
Con313 (+2 tell) 0095.5%
DUP2 0025.0%
Independent1 00100.0%
Lab0 195 (+2 tell)084.9%
LDem0 4050.0%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 55098.2%
UUP1 0050.0%
Total:317 259090.2%

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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