Scotland Bill — New Clause 39 — Powers of the Scottish Parliament — National Insurance — 30 Jun 2015 at 17:45
The majority of MPs voted against giving the Scottish Parliament power over national insurance.
MPs were considering the Scotland Bill
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled National Insurance and stated:
- ‘(1) Section F1 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998 is amended as follows.
- (2) In the illustrations, omit “National Insurance;”
- (3) In the exceptions, at the beginning insert— “National Insurance.”.’
The rejected clause would have added national insurance to the list of exceptions from powers "reserved" to the UK Parliament rather than being devolved to Scotland.
An explanatory note accompanying the rejected new clause stated:
- This new clause would devolve National Insurance to the Scottish 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||309 (+2 tell)||0||0||94.2%|
|PC||0||0 (+2 tell)||0||66.7%|