Jo Stevens

Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

Labour MP for Cardiff Central

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Powers of the Welsh Parliament

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

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Jo Stevens generally voted for transferring more powers to the Senedd/Welsh 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 Senedd/Welsh Parliament:

  • On 14 Mar 2022: Jo Stevens 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: Jo Stevens voted to require consultation with the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in relation to subsidies, and subsidy schemes, deemed to be of particular interest. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2021: Jo Stevens 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: Jo Stevens was absent for a vote on Health and Social Care Levy Bill — Clause 2 — Destination of Proceeds of Health and Social Care Levy Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2021: Jo Stevens 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: Jo Stevens 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: Jo Stevens 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: Jo Stevens 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: Jo Stevens 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: Jo Stevens 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: Jo Stevens 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: Jo Stevens voted to limit the powers of UK ministers to reduce standards by overriding agreements, or emerging agreements, between the UK government and the devolved administrations covering areas previously governed by EU law. Show vote
  • On 1 Sep 2020: Jo Stevens was absent for a vote on Fisheries Bill — Decline Second Reading — Sustainable Fishing Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2020: Jo Stevens 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 17 Jul 2018: Jo Stevens was absent for a vote on Trade Bill — New Clause 20 — Approval of Negotiating Mandates — Devolved Administrations — International Trade Agreements Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Jo Stevens voted to require the consent of ministers in devolved administrations before making regulations under the Trade Bill on implementing international trade agreements and a 1994 treaty on government procurement; while retaining the UK government's responsibility for compliance with international agreements. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Jo Stevens was absent for a vote on Trade Bill — Clause 1 — Implementation of the Agreement on Government Procurement — Consent of Welsh and Scottish Ministers Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2018: Jo Stevens was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Powers of Devolved Administrations Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Jo Stevens 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: Jo Stevens 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: Jo Stevens 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: Jo Stevens 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: Jo Stevens 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: Jo Stevens 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: Jo Stevens 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: Jo Stevens was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 — Consent of Devolved Legislatures Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2017: Jo Stevens voted to empower 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, rather than only where it is over £10. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2016: Jo Stevens was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — Clause 1 — Separation of the Legal Jurisdictions for England and Wales Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2016: Jo Stevens was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — New Clause 3 — Rail: Franchising of Passenger Services — Public Sector Rail Operators in Wales Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2016: Jo Stevens was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — New Clause 6 — Tax on Carriage of Passengers by Air Show vote
  • On 11 Jul 2016: Jo Stevens was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — Schedule 1 — Devolution of Policing Powers to the Welsh Assembly Show vote
  • On 11 Jul 2016: Jo Stevens was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — Schedule 1 — New Schedule 7A to the Government of Wales Act 2006 Show vote
  • On 11 Jul 2016: Jo Stevens was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — New Clause 2 — Welsh Thresholds for Income Tax Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2016: Jo Stevens was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — Clause 1 — Separation of the Legal Systems of England and Wales Show vote

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