Owen Thompson

SNP Whip

Scottish National Party MP for Midlothian

@OwenThompson https://facebook.com/owenthompsonsnp

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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Owen Thompson consistently voted for 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 1 Sep 2020: Owen Thompson acted as teller for a vote on Fisheries Bill — Decline Second Reading — Sustainable Fishing Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2020: Owen Thompson acted as teller for a vote on Trade Bill — Clause 2 — Implementation of International Trade Agreements — Consent of Devolved Administrations Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2020: Owen Thompson voted for a distinct immigration policy for Scotland. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Owen Thompson voted to require 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: Owen Thompson voted to give the Scottish Parliament the power to call a referendum on Scottish independence. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Owen Thompson voted to give the Scottish Parliament the power to set Scotland's laws on abortion. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Owen Thompson voted to give the Scottish Parliament the power to make laws on child tax credit, and working tax credit. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Owen Thompson voted to to give the Scottish Parliament powers related to equalities laws. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2015: Owen Thompson 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: Owen Thompson voted to allow the devolved Scottish administration to pay disability benefits in respect of lower level conditions. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Owen Thompson voted to allow 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: Owen Thompson voted for Scottish Ministers to be able to change regulations relating to benefit payments in respect of rent without the agreement of the Secretary of State. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Owen Thompson voted to give powers related to Housing Benefit in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Ministers. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Owen Thompson voted to give the Scottish Parliament the ability to create new state benefits in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Owen Thompson voted to give the Scottish Parliament power over national insurance in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2015: Owen Thompson voted to give Scotland full responsibility for taxation and spending in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2015: Owen Thompson voted to give the Scottish Parliament powers over income tax in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Owen Thompson voted to allow the Scottish Parliament to take full control over taxation, borrowing and public spending in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Owen Thompson voted to give 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: Owen Thompson voted to give the Scottish Parliament a veto on the repeal of the Human Rights Act as it applies to Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Owen Thompson voted to require the UK Parliament to have the consent of the Scottish Parliament before legislating on devolved matters. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Owen Thompson voted to require the consent of the Scottish Parliament and of the Scottish people in a referendum before the Scottish Parliament can be abolished; and to strengthen the constitutional status of the Scottish Parliament. Show vote

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