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“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—
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.