Liam Fox

Conservative MP for North Somerset

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Powers of the Scottish Parliament

There have been votes in Parliament on devolving powers to the Scottish Parliament. Specific subjects of these votes have ranged from giving the Scottish Parliament the ability to raise taxes to devolving powers and responsibility relating to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in Scotland.

Photo: Mark Longair

Liam Fox generally voted against transferring more powers to the Scottish 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 Scottish Parliament:

  • On 14 Mar 2022: Liam Fox voted voted not to require representatives from each of the devolved nations on the board of the "Assistance Centre", a body to provide advice to those seeking to practise a regulated profession in the United Kingdom, and to those with United Kingdom qualifications and experience seeking to practice their profession overseas. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2021: Liam Fox voted not to require consultation with the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in relation to subsidies, and subsidy schemes, deemed to be of particular interest. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2021: Liam Fox voted not to give devolved Governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland a veto on a range of NHS Governance matters including transferring functions between health bodies. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2021: Liam Fox voted against giving the devolved governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland a role in determining the distribution of funds raised via the Health and Social Care Levy. Show vote
  • On 7 Jul 2021: Liam Fox voted against automatically granting Settled Status to EU nationals residing in the UK or scrapping or extending the deadline for applying to the settlement scheme; against providing physical proof of settled status; and against devolving immigration powers to the Scottish Government. Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2021: Liam Fox voted not to require changes to standards in pursuit of an international trade agreement to be approved by Parliament prior to Parliament considering the agreement itself, and not to give devolved administrations a veto over such changes. Show vote
  • On 15 Dec 2020: Liam Fox voted against broader exemptions to the "market access principles" intended to ensure a free internal market within the United Kingdom, and not prioritise rules agreed by the four nations of the United Kingdom over those principles. Show vote
  • On 10 Dec 2020: Liam Fox voted not to prioritise rules agreed by the four nations of the United Kingdom via the "common frameworks process" over the "market access principles" intended to ensure a free internal market within the United Kingdom provided for in the Bill. Show vote
  • On 10 Dec 2020: Liam Fox voted to replace specific taxation, health and chemicals related exemptions to the laws intended to ensure a free internal market within the United Kingdom with a broader exemption for proportionate requirements which pursue legitimate aims; and also to require consultation with, but not consent from, devolved administrations in relation to many potential future changes to the free internal market laws. Show vote
  • On 10 Dec 2020: Liam Fox voted for the involvement of the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in decisions on the provision, by the UK Government, of financial assistance for economic development under the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2020: Liam Fox voted not to prioritise rules agreed by the four nations of the United Kingdom via the "common frameworks process" over the "market access principles" intended to ensure a free internal market within the United Kingdom provided for in the Bill. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2020: Liam Fox voted not to replace specific taxation, health and chemicals related exemptions to the laws intended to ensure a free internal market within the United Kingdom with a broader exemption for proportionate requirements which pursue legitimate aims. Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2020: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — New Clause 2 — Limits on Powers to Override Common Frameworks Show vote
  • On 1 Sep 2020: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Fisheries Bill — Decline Second Reading — Sustainable Fishing Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2020: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Trade Bill — Clause 2 — Implementation of International Trade Agreements — Consent of Devolved Administrations Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2020: Liam Fox voted against a distinct immigration policy for Scotland. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Liam Fox 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: Liam Fox 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: Liam Fox 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 16 Jul 2018: Liam Fox voted not to require the consent of the Scottish Parliament before various regulations relating taxes on international trade can be made. Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2018: Liam Fox voted in favour of giving more powers to the devolved administrations than the European Union (Withdrawal) originally provided for and to set restrictions and scrutiny procedures applying to the use of those powers. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Liam Fox voted to allow ministers in devolved administrations to make regulations to correct deficiencies in EU law retained as UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the union without the consent of UK Government ministers. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Liam Fox voted against allowing the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to make laws which are incompatible with European Union law, and against new United Kingdom frameworks to replace European ones. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2017: Liam Fox 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: Liam Fox voted to prevent Welsh and Scottish ministers making regulations which amend, or are inconsistent with, EU law retained as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the union. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2017: Liam Fox voted not to allow the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to modify EU law retained as UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2017: Liam Fox voted not to give the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland a veto on if they should be prevented from amending EU law retained as UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2017: Liam Fox voted to generally prevent the devolved administrations in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland from amending EU law retained in UK law following withdrawal. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Liam Fox voted against requiring the consent of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 35 — Consent of the Scottish Parliament to certain Westminster Acts Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 36 — Power for Scottish Parliament to Call a Scottish Independence Referendum Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 15 — Abortion Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 18 — Giving the Scottish Parliament Powers Relating to Tax Credits Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 27 — Equal Opportunities Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2015: Liam Fox voted against allowing the devolved administration in Scotland to introduce a requirement for gender balance among the members of the Scottish Parliament and members of boards of Scottish public authorities. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Liam Fox voted against allowing the devolved Scottish administration to pay disability benefits in respect of lower level conditions. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Liam Fox voted against allowing the devolved administration in Scotland to pay a carers benefit to those under 16 or in gainful employment, or in full time education. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Liam Fox voted to require the agreement of the Secretary of State before Scottish Ministers can change regulations relating to benefit payments in respect of rent. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Liam Fox voted against giving powers related to Housing Benefit in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Ministers. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Liam Fox voted against giving the Scottish Parliament the ability to create new state benefits in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Liam Fox voted against giving the Scottish Parliament power over national insurance. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2015: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 33 — Full Fiscal Autonomy for Scotland Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2015: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 54 — Devolution of Power Over Income Tax in Scotland Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Liam Fox voted against allowing the Scottish Parliament to take full control over taxation, borrowing and public spending in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Liam Fox voted against giving the Scottish Parliament powers over all areas except the constitution, foreign affairs, public service, defence, treason and pension changes which would affect the UK's liabilities. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Liam Fox voted against giving the Scottish Parliament a veto on the repeal of the Human Rights Act as it applies to Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Liam Fox voted against requiring the UK Parliament to have the consent of the Scottish Parliament before legislating on devolved matters. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Liam Fox voted against requiring the consent of the Scottish Parliament and of the Scottish people in a referendum before the Scottish Parliament can be abolished; and against strengthening the constitutional status of the Scottish Parliament. Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2015: Liam Fox voted not to devolve the regulation of shale gas extraction in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament. Show vote
  • On 21 Jun 2011: Liam Fox voted against allowing the Scottish Parliament to tax the profits of companies. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 3 — Devolution — Maritime and Coastguard Agency Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 9 — Devolution of Responsibility for Rail Services to the Scottish Parliament Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 10 — Crown Estate — Devolution of Powers Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 11 — Devolution of Powers Related to Time Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 19 — Devolution of Powers Relating to Food Labelling and Content Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2011: Liam Fox voted against devolving power to the Scottish Parliament to tax quarrying and mining. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2011: Liam Fox voted against requiring Scottish Ministers to have regard to any code of practice agreed between them and the UK Treasury when borrowing money. Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2011: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Clause 1 — Administration of Elections — Start Counting Within Four Hours of Polls Closing Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2011: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Clause 11 — Devolution to Scotland of Powers to Regulate Specially Dangerous Air Weapons Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2011: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Clause 12 — Return of Certain Insolvency Powers from Scotland to the UK Parliament Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2011: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Clause 13 — Return Responsibility for Regulating Health Professionals in Scotland to UK Parliament Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2011: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Reject Second Reading — Devolution of Further Powers, Including Tax Raising Powers, to Scotland Show vote

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