James Brokenshire

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

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Old Bexley and Sidcup Conservative

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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James Brokenshire almost always 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.

All votes about transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament:

  • On 27 Jan 2011: James Brokenshire voted to give more powers to the Scottish Parliament, including the power to set income tax, and other tax rates. Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2011: James Brokenshire voted against requiring 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: James Brokenshire 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: James Brokenshire 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: James Brokenshire voted to return responsibility for regulating health professionals in Scotland to UK Parliament Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2011: James Brokenshire was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Clause 24 — Devolution of Power to Tax Quarrying or Mining to Scottish Parliament Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2011: James Brokenshire was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Clause 32 — Code of Practice on Borrowing by Scottish Ministers Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: James Brokenshire 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: James Brokenshire voted against devolving responsibility for railway services which start and finish in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: James Brokenshire 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: James Brokenshire voted against devolving powers related to timescales, time zones and British Summer Time, to Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: James Brokenshire voted against devolving powers relating food content and labeling to Scotland. Show vote
  • On 21 Jun 2011: James Brokenshire voted against allowing the Scottish Parliament to tax the profits of companies. Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2015: James Brokenshire voted not to devolve the regulation of shale gas extraction in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: James Brokenshire 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 15 Jun 2015: James Brokenshire voted against allowing the Scottish Parliament to take full control over taxation, borrowing and public spending in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: James Brokenshire 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: James Brokenshire 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: James Brokenshire voted against requiring the UK Parliament to have the consent of the Scottish Parliament before legislating on devolved matters. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2015: James Brokenshire voted against giving Scotland full responsibility for taxation and spending in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2015: James Brokenshire voted against giving the Scottish Parliament powers over income tax in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: James Brokenshire voted against allowing the devolved Scottish administration to pay disability benefits in respect of lower level conditions. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: James Brokenshire 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: James Brokenshire 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: James Brokenshire voted against giving powers related to Housing Benefit in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Ministers. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: James Brokenshire voted against giving the Scottish Parliament the ability to create new state benefits in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: James Brokenshire voted against giving the Scottish Parliament power over national insurance. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2015: James Brokenshire 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 9 Nov 2015: James Brokenshire voted against requiring the UK Parliament to have the consent of the Scottish Parliament before making laws applying to Scotland on devolved matters. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: James Brokenshire voted against giving the Scottish Parliament the power to call a referendum on Scottish independence. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: James Brokenshire voted to give the Scottish Parliament the power to set Scotland's laws on abortion. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: James Brokenshire voted against giving the Scottish Parliament the power to make laws on child tax credit, and working tax credit. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: James Brokenshire voted against giving the Scottish Parliament powers related to equalities laws. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: James Brokenshire 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 4 Dec 2017: James Brokenshire 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: James Brokenshire 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: James Brokenshire 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

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