Jess Phillips

Shadow Minister (Home Office)

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

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: Jess Phillips was absent for a vote on Professional Qualifications Bill — Clause 7 — Assistance Centre Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2021: Jess Phillips 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: 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 14 Sep 2021: Jess Phillips 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 7 Jul 2021: Jess Phillips was absent for a vote on EU Settlement Scheme — Immigration Powers for the Scottish Government Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2021: Jess Phillips 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: Jess Phillips 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: Jess Phillips 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: Jess Phillips 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: Jess Phillips 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: Jess Phillips 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: Jess Phillips 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: Jess Phillips 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: Jess Phillips was absent for a vote on Fisheries Bill — Decline Second Reading — Sustainable Fishing 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 11 Feb 2020: Jess Phillips was absent for a vote on Distinct Immigration Policy for Scotland 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 17 Jul 2018: Jess Phillips 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: Jess Phillips 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 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 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: 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 14 Nov 2017: Jess Phillips 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 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

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