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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.

Photo: Mark Longair

Lord Davies of Gower 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.

All votes about transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament:

  • On 9 Nov 2015: Lord Davies of Gower was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 35 — Consent of the Scottish Parliament to certain Westminster Acts Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Lord Davies of Gower 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: Lord Davies of Gower was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 15 — Abortion Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Lord Davies of Gower was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 18 — Giving the Scottish Parliament Powers Relating to Tax Credits Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Lord Davies of Gower was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 27 — Equal Opportunities Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2015: Lord Davies of Gower voted against allowing 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: Lord Davies of Gower voted against allowing the devolved Scottish administration to pay disability benefits in respect of lower level conditions. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Lord Davies of Gower voted against allowing 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: Lord Davies of Gower voted to require the agreement of the Secretary of State before Scottish Ministers can change regulations relating to benefit payments in respect of rent. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Lord Davies of Gower voted against giving powers related to Housing Benefit in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Ministers. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Lord Davies of Gower voted against giving the Scottish Parliament the ability to create new state benefits in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Lord Davies of Gower voted against giving the Scottish Parliament power over national insurance. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2015: Lord Davies of Gower voted against giving Scotland full responsibility for taxation and spending in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2015: Lord Davies of Gower voted against giving the Scottish Parliament powers over income tax in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Lord Davies of Gower voted against allowing the Scottish Parliament to take full control over taxation, borrowing and public spending in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Lord Davies of Gower voted against giving 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: Lord Davies of Gower voted against giving the Scottish Parliament a veto on the repeal of the Human Rights Act as it applies to Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Lord Davies of Gower voted against requiring the UK Parliament to have the consent of the Scottish Parliament before legislating on devolved matters. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Lord Davies of Gower voted against requiring the consent of the Scottish Parliament and of the Scottish people in a referendum before the Scottish Parliament can be abolished; and against strengthening the constitutional status of the Scottish Parliament. Show vote

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