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New Clause 36 — Scottish independence referendum

Scotland Bill (Programme) (No.2) – in the House of Commons at 7:52 pm on 9th November 2015.

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Votes in this debate

  • Division number 112
    A majority of MPs voted against giving the Scottish Parliament the power to call a referendum on Scottish independence.

‘(1) Paragraph 5A in Part 1 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998 (general reservations) is amended as follows.

(2) In sub-paragraph (1), leave out “if the following requirements are met”.

(3) Leave out sub-paragraphs (2) to (4).’—(Angus Robertson.)

This new clause would permit the Scottish Parliament to decide whether and when to hold a referendum on Scottish independence.

Brought up.

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

The House divided:

Ayes 56, Noes 289.

Division number 112 Scotland Bill — New Clause 36 — Power for Scottish Parliament to Call a Scottish Independence Referendum

A majority of MPs voted against giving the Scottish Parliament the power to call a referendum on Scottish independence.

Aye: 56 MPs

No: 290 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 299 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.