Bill Presented — New Clause 3 — Amendment of the immigration rules relating to Gurkhas — 14 Jul 2009 at 20:15
'(1) The Immigration Rules, as laid before Parliament under section 3(2) of the Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77), are amended as follows.
(2) In Rule 276F (requirements for indefinite leave to enter the United Kingdom as a Gurkha discharged from the British Army) omit paragraphs (ii) and (iii).
(3) In Rule 276I (requirements for indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Gurkha discharged from the British Army) omit paragraphs (ii) and (iii).
(4) Gurkhas discharged from the British Army prior to 1997 shall have parity with Commonwealth servicemen in terms of the requirements for indefinite leave to enter and remain in the United Kingdom.'.- (Chris Huhne.)
Brought up, and read the First time.
Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.
The House divided: Ayes 189, Noes 270.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||269 (+2 tell)||6||0||79.4%|
|LDem||0||52 (+2 tell)||0||85.7%|
|John McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||aye|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||aye|
|Keith Vaz||Leicester East||Lab||aye|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||aye|