Stuart McDonald

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice)

Scottish National Party MP for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East

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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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Stuart McDonald almost always 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.

Key votes about transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament:

  • On 14 Mar 2022: Stuart McDonald voted voted to require representatives from each of the devolved nations on the board of the "Assistance Centre", a body to provide advice to those seeking to practise a regulated profession in the United Kingdom, and to those with United Kingdom qualifications and experience seeking to practice their profession overseas. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2021: Stuart McDonald was absent for a vote on Subsidy Control Bill — Clause 11 — Subsidies and Schemes of Interest or Particular Interest Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2021: Stuart McDonald voted to give devolved Governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland a veto on a range of NHS Governance matters including transferring functions between health bodies. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2021: Stuart McDonald voted to give the devolved governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland a role in determining the distribution of funds raised via the Health and Social Care Levy. Show vote
  • On 7 Jul 2021: Stuart McDonald voted to either automatically grant Settled Status to EU nationals residing in the UK or scrap or extend the deadline for applying to the settlement scheme; to provide physical proof of settled status; and to devolve immigration powers to the Scottish Government. Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2021: Stuart McDonald voted to require changes to standards in pursuit of an international trade agreement to be approved by Parliament prior to Parliament considering the agreement itself, and to give devolved administrations a veto over such changes. Show vote
  • On 15 Dec 2020: Stuart McDonald voted against for broader exemptions to the "market access principles" intended to ensure a free internal market within the United Kingdom, and to prioritise rules agreed by the four nations of the United Kingdom over those principles. Show vote
  • On 10 Dec 2020: Stuart McDonald voted to prioritise rules agreed by the four nations of the United Kingdom via the "common frameworks process" over the "market access principles" intended to ensure a free internal market within the United Kingdom provided for in the Bill. Show vote
  • On 10 Dec 2020: Stuart McDonald voted against the involvement of the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in decisions on the provision, by the UK Government, of financial assistance for economic development under the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill. Show vote
  • On 10 Dec 2020: Stuart McDonald voted not to replace specific taxation, health and chemicals related exemptions to the laws intended to ensure a free internal market within the United Kingdom with a broader exemption for proportionate requirements which pursue legitimate aims; and against a proposal to require consultation with, but not consent from, devolved administrations in relation to many potential future changes to the free internal market laws. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2020: Stuart McDonald voted to prioritise rules agreed by the four nations of the United Kingdom via the "common frameworks process" over the "market access principles" intended to ensure a free internal market within the United Kingdom provided for in the Bill. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2020: Stuart McDonald voted to replace specific taxation, health and chemicals related exemptions to the laws intended to ensure a free internal market within the United Kingdom with a broader exemption for proportionate requirements which pursue legitimate aims. Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2020: Stuart McDonald was absent for a vote on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — New Clause 2 — Limits on Powers to Override Common Frameworks Show vote
  • On 1 Sep 2020: Stuart McDonald voted against making sustainability the prime objective of sea fishing regulation in the UK and against other proposed objectives and arrangements relating to the regulation of fishing. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2020: Stuart McDonald voted to require the consent of relevant devolved governments in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland before regulations implementing international trade deals which would be within the scope of their devolved powers can be made. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2020: Stuart McDonald voted for a distinct immigration policy for Scotland. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Stuart McDonald voted to require the approval of the United Kingdom's negotiating aims for international trade agreements from the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, and the Northern Ireland Assembly. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Stuart McDonald 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 17 Jul 2018: Stuart McDonald voted to require the consent of Welsh or Scottish ministers before making regulations impacting devolved matters relating to the implementation of a World Trade Organisation agreement on open, fair and transparent conditions of competition be ensured in government procurement. Show vote
  • On 16 Jul 2018: Stuart McDonald voted to require the consent of the Scottish Parliament before various regulations relating taxes on international trade can be made. Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2018: Stuart McDonald voted against giving more powers to the devolved administrations than the European Union (Withdrawal) originally provided for and against setting restrictions and scrutiny procedures applying to the use of those powers. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Stuart McDonald voted not to allow ministers in devolved administrations to make regulations to correct deficiencies in EU law retained as UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the union without the consent of UK Government ministers. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Stuart McDonald voted to against allowing the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to make laws which are incompatible with European Union law, and against new United Kingdom frameworks to replace European ones. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2017: Stuart McDonald voted to require the approval of MPs and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, as well as a report on the preservation of reciprocal healthcare agreements, before allowing ministers to make regulations to implement the terms of the UK's agreement with the EU on its withdrawal from the union. Show vote
  • On 6 Dec 2017: Stuart McDonald voted to allow Welsh and Scottish ministers to make regulations which amend, or are inconsistent with, EU law retained as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the union. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2017: Stuart McDonald voted 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: Stuart McDonald voted 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: Stuart McDonald voted against generally preventing the devolved administrations in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland from amending EU law retained in UK law following withdrawal. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Stuart McDonald voted to require 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 9 Nov 2015: Stuart McDonald 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: Stuart McDonald voted to give the Scottish Parliament the power to call a referendum on Scottish independence. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Stuart McDonald voted to give the Scottish Parliament the power to set Scotland's laws on abortion. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Stuart McDonald 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: Stuart McDonald voted to to give the Scottish Parliament powers related to equalities laws. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2015: Stuart McDonald 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: Stuart McDonald voted to allow the devolved Scottish administration to pay disability benefits in respect of lower level conditions. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Stuart McDonald 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: Stuart McDonald 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: Stuart McDonald voted to give powers related to Housing Benefit in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Ministers. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Stuart McDonald voted to give the Scottish Parliament the ability to create new state benefits in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Stuart McDonald voted to give the Scottish Parliament power over national insurance in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2015: Stuart McDonald voted to give Scotland full responsibility for taxation and spending in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2015: Stuart McDonald voted to give the Scottish Parliament powers over income tax in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Stuart McDonald voted to allow the Scottish Parliament to take full control over taxation, borrowing and public spending in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Stuart McDonald 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: Stuart McDonald 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: Stuart McDonald 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: Stuart McDonald 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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