Jess Phillips

Labour MP for Birmingham, Yardley

@jessphillips https://facebook.com/jessphillipsyardley

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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Jess Phillips generally voted for transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament

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Major votes

  • On 16 Jan 2024: Jess Phillips voted rejecting a bill to give the Scottish Parliament the ability to hold an independence referendum. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2021: Jess Phillips 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 20 Jul 2020: Jess Phillips 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: Jess Phillips was absent for a vote on Trade Bill — New Clause 20 — Approval of Negotiating Mandates — Devolved Administrations — International Trade Agreements Show vote
  • On 16 Jul 2018: Jess Phillips was absent for a vote on Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill — New Clause 16 — Consent of the Scottish Parliament — Taxes on International Trade Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2018: Jess Phillips was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Powers of Devolved Administrations Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Jess Phillips 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: Jess Phillips 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: Jess Phillips 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: Jess Phillips 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: Jess Phillips 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: Jess Phillips 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 9 Nov 2015: Jess Phillips 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: Jess Phillips was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 36 — Power for Scottish Parliament to Call a Scottish Independence Referendum Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Jess Phillips voted against giving the Scottish Parliament the power to set Scotland's laws on abortion. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Jess Phillips voted against giving the Scottish Parliament the power to make laws on child tax credit, and working tax credit. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Jess Phillips was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 27 — Equal Opportunities Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2015: Jess Phillips voted to allow the devolved administration in Scotland to introduce a requirement for gender balance among the members of the Scottish Parliament and members of boards of Scottish public authorities. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Jess Phillips voted to allow the devolved Scottish administration to pay disability benefits in respect of lower level conditions. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Jess Phillips 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: Jess Phillips 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: Jess Phillips voted to give powers related to Housing Benefit in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Ministers. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Jess Phillips voted to give the Scottish Parliament the ability to create new state benefits in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Jess Phillips voted against giving the Scottish Parliament power over national insurance. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2015: Jess Phillips voted against giving Scotland full responsibility for taxation and spending in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2015: Jess Phillips was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 54 — Devolution of Power Over Income Tax in Scotland Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Jess Phillips was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Clause 11 — Full Control Over Taxation, Borrowing and Public Spending for Scottish Parliament Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Jess Phillips was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 3 — Powers of the Scottish Parliament Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Jess Phillips 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: Jess Phillips was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 10 — Require UK Parliament to Have Consent of Scottish Parliament Before Legislating on Devolved Matters Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Jess Phillips 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

Minor votes

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