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New Clause 27 — Equal opportunities

Scotland Bill (Programme) (No.2) – in the House of Commons at 9:47 pm on 9th November 2015.

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Votes in this debate

  • Division number 115
    A majority of MPs voted against giving the Scottish Parliament powers related to equalities laws.

“In Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998, omit Section L2 (equal opportunities).” —(Dr Eilidh Whiteford.)

This new clause would devolve equal opportunities to the Scottish Parliament.

Brought up.

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

The House divided:

Ayes 61, Noes 288.

Division number 115 Scotland Bill — New Clause 27 — Equal Opportunities

A majority of MPs voted against giving the Scottish Parliament powers related to equalities laws.

Aye: 61 MPs

No: 288 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 296 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.