New Clause 15 — Abortion

Scotland Bill (Programme) (No.2) – in the House of Commons at 9:30 pm on 9th November 2015.

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  • Division number 113
    A majority of MPs voted to give the Scottish Parliament the power to set Scotland's laws on abortion.

“In Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998 (specific reservations) omit Section J1 (abortion).”—(Stephen Barclay.)

This amendment removes the specific reservation of abortion in part 2 of schedule 5 of the Scotland Act 1998 thereby devolving legislative competence on the subject-matter of abortion to the Scottish Parliament.

Brought up, and read the First time.

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

The House divided:

Ayes 350, Noes 183.

Division number 113 Scotland Bill — New Clause 15 — Abortion

A majority of MPs voted to give the Scottish Parliament the power to set Scotland's laws on abortion.

Aye: 350 MPs

No: 183 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 112 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly agreed to.

New clause 15 read a Second time, and added to the Bill.

More than five hours having elapsed since the commencement of proceedings on the programme motion, the proceedings were interrupted (Programme Order, this day).

The Speaker put forthwith the Questions necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded at that time (Standing Order No. 83E).