New Clause 15 — Abortion

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

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“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.