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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Kevin Foster almost always voted against transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament

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Major votes

  • On 16 Ion 2024: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio rejecting a bill to give the Scottish Parliament the ability to hold an independence referendum. Show vote
  • On 14 Rha 2022: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio rejecting time for a new bill on giving the Scottish Parliament competency on constitutional matters Show vote
  • On 23 Tach 2021: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio 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 20 Gor 2020: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio 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 17 Gor 2018: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio against requiring approval of the United Kingdom's negotiating aims for international trade agreements from the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, and the Northern Ireland Assembly. Show vote
  • On 16 Gor 2018: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio not to require the consent of the Scottish Parliament before various regulations relating taxes on international trade can be made. Show vote
  • On 12 Meh 2018: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio in favour of giving more powers to the devolved administrations than the European Union (Withdrawal) originally provided for and to set restrictions and scrutiny procedures applying to the use of those powers. Show vote
  • On 16 Ion 2018: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio 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 Ion 2018: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio 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 Rha 2017: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio against requiring 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 Rha 2017: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio to prevent Welsh and Scottish ministers making 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 Rha 2017: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio not 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 Rha 2017: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio to generally prevent the devolved administrations in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland from amending EU law retained in UK law following withdrawal. Show vote
  • On 9 Tach 2015: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio against requiring the UK Parliament to have the consent of the Scottish Parliament before making laws applying to Scotland on devolved matters. Show vote
  • On 9 Tach 2015: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio against giving the Scottish Parliament the power to call a referendum on Scottish independence. Show vote
  • On 9 Tach 2015: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio to give the Scottish Parliament the power to set Scotland's laws on abortion. Show vote
  • On 9 Tach 2015: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio against giving the Scottish Parliament the power to make laws on child tax credit, and working tax credit. Show vote
  • On 9 Tach 2015: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio against giving the Scottish Parliament powers related to equalities laws. Show vote
  • On 6 Gor 2015: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio 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 Meh 2015: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio against allowing the devolved Scottish administration to pay disability benefits in respect of lower level conditions. Show vote
  • On 30 Meh 2015: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio 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 Meh 2015: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio 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 Meh 2015: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio against giving powers related to Housing Benefit in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Ministers. Show vote
  • On 30 Meh 2015: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio against giving the Scottish Parliament the ability to create new state benefits in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 30 Meh 2015: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio against giving the Scottish Parliament power over national insurance. Show vote
  • On 29 Meh 2015: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio against giving Scotland full responsibility for taxation and spending in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 29 Meh 2015: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio against giving the Scottish Parliament powers over income tax in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Meh 2015: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio against allowing the Scottish Parliament to take full control over taxation, borrowing and public spending in Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Meh 2015: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio 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 Meh 2015: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio against giving the Scottish Parliament a veto on the repeal of the Human Rights Act as it applies to Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Meh 2015: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio against requiring the UK Parliament to have the consent of the Scottish Parliament before legislating on devolved matters. Show vote
  • On 15 Meh 2015: Kevin Foster wedi pleidleisio 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

Minor votes

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