‘(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.
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.