New Clause 39 — National Insurance

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

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‘(1) Section F1 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998 is amended as follows.

(2) In the illustrations, omit “National Insurance;”

(3) In the exceptions, at the beginning insert—

“National Insurance.”.’—(Dr Whiteford.)

This new clause would devolve National Insurance to the Scottish Parliament.

Brought up, and read the First time.

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

The Committee divided:

Ayes 58, Noes 515.

Division number 36

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Question accordingly negatived.

To report progress and ask leave to sit again.—(Stephen Barclay.)

The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Progress reported; Committee to sit again tomorrow.

Photo of Ian Murray Ian Murray Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. I do not normally make points of order, but I wonder whether you can confirm that we have just voted on new clause 39, on the fundamental principle of the devolution of national insurance, without having had any debate on it.

Photo of Lindsay Hoyle Lindsay Hoyle Chair, Panel of Chairs, Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means, Chair, Panel of Chairs, Chairman of Ways and Means

As the hon. Gentleman well knows, that is not a point of order. I know he would not question the Chair as the decision was taken earlier.