Gordon Banks

Former Labour MP for Ochil and South Perthshire

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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Gordon Banks voted a mixture of for and 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 26 Jan 2015: Gordon Banks voted to devolve the regulation of shale gas extraction in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament. Show vote
  • On 21 Jun 2011: Gordon Banks was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Chapter 5 — Empower Scottish Parliament to Tax Company Profits Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Gordon Banks 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: Gordon Banks voted to devolve responsibility for railway services which start and finish in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Gordon Banks 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: Gordon Banks voted against devolving powers related to timescales, time zones and British Summer Time, to Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2011: Gordon Banks voted to devolve powers relating food content and labeling to Scotland. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2011: Gordon Banks 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: Gordon Banks 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: Gordon Banks 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: Gordon Banks 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: Gordon Banks 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: Gordon Banks 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: Gordon Banks 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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