Robert Goodwill

Minister of State (Department for Education)

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Scarborough and Whitby Conservative

Powers of the Welsh Assembly

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

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Robert Goodwill almost always voted against transferring more powers to the Welsh Assembly

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 Welsh Assembly:

  • On 21 Jun 2011: Robert Goodwill was absent for a vote on Devolving Responsibility for Jobcentre Plus to the Welsh Government Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Robert Goodwill was absent for a vote on Devolution of Powers Relating to Energy Generation to the National Assembly for Wales. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Robert Goodwill voted against devolving responsibility for setting the rate of Air Passenger Duty for long haul flights originating in Wales to the National Assembly for Wales. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2013: Robert Goodwill voted against devolving responsibility for setting the rate of Air Passenger Duty for long haul flights originating in Wales to the National Assembly for Wales. Show vote
  • On 15 May 2013: Robert Goodwill voted against devolving tax raising, and borrowing, powers to the Welsh Government. Show vote
  • On 6 Jan 2014: Robert Goodwill voted against giving the National Assembly for Wales full powers in relation to water in Wales up to the English border. Show vote
  • On 9 Apr 2014: Robert Goodwill 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 30 Apr 2014: Robert Goodwill 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: Robert Goodwill was absent for a vote on Wales Bill- Clause 11 — Referendum on Devolving Welsh Income Tax Rate Setting — Independent Setting of Each Rate Show vote
  • On 24 Jun 2014: Robert Goodwill 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: Robert Goodwill voted against allowing Welsh Ministers to set their own capital expenditure priorities. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2016: Robert Goodwill voted against the separation of the legal systems of England and Wales. Show vote
  • On 11 Jul 2016: Robert Goodwill voted for the Welsh Assembly being given powers over policing in Wales. Show vote
  • On 11 Jul 2016: Robert Goodwill voted not to devolve powers relation to alcohol and entertainment licensing to the Welsh Assembly. Show vote
  • On 11 Jul 2016: Robert Goodwill voted against giving the Welsh Assembly the powers to set Income Tax thresholds for Welsh taxpayers. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2016: Robert Goodwill voted against the separation of the legal systems of England and Wales. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2016: Robert Goodwill voted against allowing public sector bodies to operate rail services in Wales. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2016: Robert Goodwill voted against devolving powers relating to air passenger duty to the Government of Wales and the Welsh Assembly. Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2017: Robert Goodwill 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

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