Clause 5 — Timing of elections

Scotland Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:00 pm on 15th June 2015.

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Amendment made: 101, page 6, line 4, leave out “, or within two months before,”.—(Stephen Barclay.)

This amendment removes the provision preventing a Scottish parliamentary ordinary general election from being held in the two months before a UK or European parliamentary general election, but such an election to the Scottish Parliament could not be held on the same day as such elections to the UK or European Parliaments.

Amendment proposed: 43, page 6, line 8, at end insert—

“(c) A referendum called under reserved powers”.—(Wayne David.)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The Committee divided:

Ayes 269, Noes 305.

Division number 9 Scotland Bill — Clause 5 — Timing of elections

Aye: 269 MPs

No: 305 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name


Nos: A-Z by last name


Question accordingly negatived.

Clause 5, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.