First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees Order 2011 — Fees for Appealing Immigration Decisions — 12 Oct 2011 at 19:20
Rehman Chishti MP, Gillingham and Rainham voted to introduce fees for appealing many immigration decisions.
The majority of MPs voted to introduce fees for appealing immigration decisions to the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal.
The majority of MPs approved the motion:
- That the draft First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 12 July, be approved.
Fees charged under the order are subject to a number of exemptions contained within article 5 of the order, and include appeals against decisions to deprive an individual of their right of abode, or citizenship; decisions on various categories of removals, and decisions to revoke indefinite leave to enter or remain in the UK.
The explanatory notes to the order state:
- The Government believes that it is appropriate that users of the Tribunal contribute towards the cost of their appeal where they can afford to do so.
- this is the first instance of fees being imposed in an instance involving action by the state against individuals.
-  Draft Explanatory Memorandum to the draft First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees Order 2011
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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.
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