Eleanor Laing

Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means

Conservative MP for Epping Forest

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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.

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Eleanor Laing 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 1 Sep 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Fisheries Bill — Decline Second Reading — Sustainable Fishing Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2020: Eleanor Laing 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: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Distinct Immigration Policy for Scotland Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Trade Bill — New Clause 20 — Approval of Negotiating Mandates — Devolved Administrations — International Trade Agreements Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Trade Bill — Clause 1 — Implementation of the Agreement on Government Procurement — Consent of Welsh and Scottish Ministers Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Trade Bill — New Clause 4 — Implementation of International Trade and Government Procurement Agreements — Consent of Devolved Administrations Show vote
  • On 16 Jul 2018: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill — New Clause 16 — Consent of the Scottish Parliament — Taxes on International Trade Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2018: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Powers of Devolved Administrations Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Schedule 2 — Powers for Ministers in Devolved Administrations Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Eleanor Laing 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: Eleanor Laing 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: Eleanor Laing 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: Eleanor Laing 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: Eleanor Laing 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: Eleanor Laing 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: Eleanor Laing 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 9 Nov 2015: Eleanor Laing 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: Eleanor Laing 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: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 15 — Abortion Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Eleanor Laing 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: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 27 — Equal Opportunities Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2015: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Clause 32 — Gender Balance Among Members of the Scottish Parliament and Members of Boards of Scottish Public Authorities Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Clause 19 — Threshold for Disability Benefits Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Clause 19 — Carers Benefit — Scope of Eligibility Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Clause 24 — Power of Scottish Ministers to Change Regulations on Benefits in Respect of Rent Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 28 — Housing Benefit — Devolving Powers to Scotland Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 31 — Ability of Scottish Parliament to Create New Benefits Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 39 — Powers of the Scottish Parliament — National Insurance Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2015: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 33 — Full Fiscal Autonomy for Scotland Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2015: Eleanor Laing 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: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Clause 11 — Full Control Over Taxation, Borrowing and Public Spending for Scottish Parliament Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 3 — Powers of the Scottish Parliament Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 5 — Veto for Scottish Parliament on Repeal of Human Rights Act as it Applies to Scotland Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 10 — Require UK Parliament to Have Consent of Scottish Parliament Before Legislating on Devolved Matters Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Clause 1 — Consent of Scottish People and Parliament Before Abolition of The Scottish Parliament Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2015: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Infrastructure Bill — New Clause 2 — Shale Gas Extraction in Scotland — Devolution of Regulation to Scottish Parliament Show vote
  • On 21 Jun 2011: Eleanor Laing voted against allowing the Scottish Parliament to tax the profits of companies. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Eleanor Laing voted not to devolve the powers relating to Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to the Scottish Government. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Eleanor Laing voted against devolving responsibility for railway services which start and finish in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Eleanor Laing voted against making the Crown Estate accountable to the Scottish Government and to devolve powers related to the Crown Estate to Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Eleanor Laing voted against devolving powers related to timescales, time zones and British Summer Time, to Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Eleanor Laing voted against devolving powers relating food content and labeling to Scotland. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2011: Eleanor Laing voted against devolving power to the Scottish Parliament to tax quarrying and mining. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2011: Eleanor Laing 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: Eleanor Laing voted to require Scottish Ministers to order returning officers to start counting votes for elections to the Scottish Parliament within four hours of polls closing. Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2011: Eleanor Laing voted against devolving powers to Scotland to regulate those air weapons deemed so dangerous they need to be licenced or prohibited in the same way as a firearm. Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2011: Eleanor Laing voted to return the responsibility for making laws in relation to certain elements of insolvency to from Scotland to the UK Parliament. Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2011: Eleanor Laing voted to return responsibility for regulating health professionals in Scotland to UK Parliament Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2011: Eleanor Laing voted to give more powers to the Scottish Parliament, including the power to set income tax, and other tax rates. Show vote

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