Clause 19 — Borrowing by the Welsh Ministers

Wales Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:00 pm on 24th June 2014.

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Votes in this debate

  • Division number 20
    A majority of MPs voted against allowing Welsh Ministers to set their own capital expenditure priorities.

Amendment proposed: 8, page 22, line 8, at end insert—

‘(1B) Welsh Ministers may set their own capital expenditure priorities.”—(Jonathan Edwards.)

This amendment would ensure that a future Welsh Government can utilise the borrowing capacity in order to invest in infrastructure projects that it deems a priority, and not be constricted or forced to invest in a project that the Treasury deems a priority.

Question put: That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 8, Noes 278.

Division number 20 Wales Bill — Clause 19 — Welsh Ministers to Set Own Capital Expenditure Priorities

A majority of MPs voted against allowing Welsh Ministers to set their own capital expenditure priorities.

Aye: 8 MPs

No: 278 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 360 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.