Sir David Amess

Former Conservative MP for Southend West

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Powers of the Welsh Parliament

There have been votes in Parliament on devolving powers to the Welsh Parliament/Senedd. Specific subjects of these votes have ranged from giving the Senedd the ability to raise taxes to devolving powers and responsibility relating to the provision of water in Wales.

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Sir David Amess generally voted against transferring more powers to the Senedd/Welsh Parliament

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Key votes about transferring more powers to the Senedd/Welsh Parliament:

  • On 1 Sep 2020: Sir David Amess voted to make sustainability the prime objective of sea fishing regulation in the UK, for other proposed objectives and arrangements relating to the regulation of fishing. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2020: Sir David Amess voted not to require the consent of relevant devolved governments in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland before regulations implementing international trade deals which would be within the scope of their devolved powers can be made. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Sir David Amess voted against requiring approval of the United Kingdom's negotiating aims for international trade agreements from the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, and the Northern Ireland Assembly. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Sir David Amess voted not to require the consent of Welsh or Scottish ministers before making regulations impacting devolved matters relating to the implementation of a World Trade Organisation agreement on open, fair and transparent conditions of competition be ensured in government procurement. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Sir David Amess voted against requiring the consent of ministers in devolved administrations before making regulations under the Trade Bill on implementing international trade agreements and a 1994 treaty on government procurement; while retaining the UK government's responsibility for compliance with international agreements. Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2018: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Powers of Devolved Administrations Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Schedule 2 — Powers for Ministers in Devolved Administrations Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 11 — Powers of Devolved Administrations to Make Laws Incompatible With EU Law Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2017: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 9 — Regulations to Implement Withdrawal Agreement — Report on Reciprocal Healthcare Agreements — Veto for Devolved Administrations Show vote
  • On 6 Dec 2017: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Schedule 2 — Powers for Scottish and Welsh Ministers to Amend Retained EU Law Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2017: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 11 — Power for Devolved Administrations to Amend EU Law Retained as UK Law on Withdrawal Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2017: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 11 — Devolved Administrations — Amendment of Retained EU Law Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2017: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 11 and Schedule 3 — Power of Devolved Administrations to Amend EU Law Retained as UK Law Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 — Consent of Devolved Legislatures Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2017: Sir David Amess voted against empowering Welsh ministers and the National Assembly for Wales to regulate the number of betting machines in licensed betting premises where the maximum charge for use is over £2, opting instead to limit devolved powers to where the maximum charge is over £10. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2016: Sir David Amess voted against the separation of the legal systems of England and Wales. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2016: Sir David Amess voted against allowing public sector bodies to operate rail services in Wales. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2016: Sir David Amess voted against devolving powers relating to air passenger duty to the Government of Wales and the Welsh Assembly. Show vote
  • On 11 Jul 2016: Sir David Amess voted for the Welsh Assembly being given powers over policing in Wales. Show vote
  • On 11 Jul 2016: Sir David Amess voted not to devolve powers relation to alcohol and entertainment licensing to the Welsh Assembly. Show vote
  • On 11 Jul 2016: Sir David Amess voted against giving the Welsh Assembly the powers to set Income Tax thresholds for Welsh taxpayers. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2016: Sir David Amess voted against the separation of the legal systems of England and Wales. Show vote
  • On 24 Jun 2014: Sir David Amess voted against enabling the Welsh Government to underwrite borrowing by private organisations for the purpose of promoting investment in infrastructure. Show vote
  • On 24 Jun 2014: Sir David Amess voted against allowing Welsh Ministers to set their own capital expenditure priorities. Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2014: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — New Clause 4 — Allowing National Assembly for Wales to Set The Number of AMs Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2014: Sir David Amess voted for any referendum on devolving Welsh income tax rate setting to the National Assembly for Wales to be on allowing an off-set from the rates set by the UK Parliament rather than allowing each Welsh rate to be set independently. Show vote
  • On 9 Apr 2014: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Part 2 — Devolution of Welsh Air Passenger Duty Rates to National Assembly for Wales Show vote
  • On 6 Jan 2014: Sir David Amess voted against giving the National Assembly for Wales full powers in relation to water in Wales up to the English border. Show vote
  • On 15 May 2013: Sir David Amess voted against devolving tax raising, and borrowing, powers to the Welsh Government. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Part 2 — Devolution of Wales Long Haul Rates of Duty Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Schedule — Devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Devolution of Powers Relating to Energy Generation to the National Assembly for Wales. Show vote
  • On 21 Jun 2011: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Devolving Responsibility for Jobcentre Plus to the Welsh Government Show vote

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