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Clause 11 — Scope to modify the Scotland Act 1998

Scotland Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:30 pm on 15th June 2015.

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  • Division number 10
    A majority of MPs voted against allowing the Scottish Parliament to take full control over taxation, borrowing and public spending in Scotland.

Amendments made: 108, page 13, line 32, before “section” insert

“section 112(1) and (3) to (5),”.

This amendment would allow the Scottish Parliament to modify subsections (1) and (3) to (5) of section 112 of the Scotland Act 1998 to the extent that those subsections apply to any power exercisable within devolved competence to make subordinate legislation.

Amendment 109, page 13, line 34, leave out from “power” to end of line 36 and insert

“exercisable within devolved competence to make subordinate legislation),”.

This amendment would allow the Scottish Parliament to modify the sections of the Scotland Act 1998 to be listed at sub-paragraph 4(2)(e)(i) of Schedule 4 so far as those sections apply to any powers exercisable within devolved competence to make subordinate legislation (including Orders in Council).

Amendment 110, page 13, line 37, at end insert

“, and

(iii) section 124 (so far as that section applies to any power exercisable within devolved competence to make subordinate legislation),”—(Stephen Barclay.)

This amendment would allow the Scottish Parliament to modify section 124 of the Scotland Act 1998 to the extent that the section applies to any power exercisable within devolved competence to make subordinate legislation.

Amendment proposed: 89, page 13, line 42, at end insert—

‘(2A) In paragraph 4 of Schedule 4 (protection of Scotland Act 1998 from modification), insert new sub-paragraph—

“(5A) This paragraph does not apply to amendments to Schedule 5, Part II, Head A, Section A1 insofar as they relate to:

(a) taxes and excise in Scotland,

(b) government borrowing and lending in Scotland, and

(c) control over public expenditure in Scotland.” —(Joanna Cherry.)

This amendment would enable the Scottish Parliament to amend the Scotland Act 1998 to remove the reservation on taxation, borrowing and public expenditure in Scotland, with the effect that the Scottish Parliament could then legislate in these areas to provide for full fiscal autonomy in Scotland.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The Committee divided:

Ayes 60, Noes 309.

Division number 10 Scotland Bill — Clause 11 — Full Control Over Taxation, Borrowing and Public Spending for Scottish Parliament

A majority of MPs voted against allowing the Scottish Parliament to take full control over taxation, borrowing and public spending in Scotland.

Aye: 60 MPs

No: 309 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 277 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.

Clause 11, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.