Greg Smith

Conservative MP for Buckingham

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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Greg Smith almost always voted against 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: Greg Smith voted voted not 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: Greg Smith voted not 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: Greg Smith voted not 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: Greg Smith voted against giving 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: Greg Smith voted against either automatically granting Settled Status to EU nationals residing in the UK or scrapping or extending the deadline for applying to the settlement scheme; against providing physical proof of settled status; and against devolving immigration powers to the Scottish Government. Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2021: Greg Smith voted not 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 not to give devolved administrations a veto over such changes. Show vote
  • On 15 Dec 2020: Greg Smith voted against broader exemptions to the "market access principles" intended to ensure a free internal market within the United Kingdom, and not prioritise rules agreed by the four nations of the United Kingdom over those principles. Show vote
  • On 10 Dec 2020: Greg Smith voted not 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: Greg Smith 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; and also 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 10 Dec 2020: Greg Smith voted for 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 7 Dec 2020: Greg Smith voted not 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: Greg Smith 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. Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2020: Greg Smith voted not 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: Greg Smith voted to make sustainability the prime objective of sea fishing regulation in the UK, for other proposed objectives and arrangements relating to the regulation of fishing. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2020: Greg Smith voted not 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: Greg Smith voted against a distinct immigration policy for Scotland. Show vote

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