New Clause 28 — Housing Benefit

Scotland Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:45 pm on 30th June 2015.

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Votes in this debate

  • Division number 34
    A majority of MPs voted against giving powers related to Housing Benefit in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Ministers.

“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.”” —(Ian Murray.)

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.

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The Committee divided:

Ayes 259, Noes 317.

Division number 34 Scotland Bill — New Clause 28 — Housing Benefit — Devolving Powers to Scotland

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

Aye: 259 MPs

No: 317 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 70 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.