Immigration Bill — Second Reading — 22 Oct 2013 at 18:50

John Baron MP, Basildon and Billericay voted for a series of immigration measures including greater removal and enforcement powers, restrictions on the detention of children, the introduction of powers to levy an NHS charge on some of those seeking to enter the UK, and measures to prevent those not legally present in the UK renting properties and obtaining driving licenses.

The majority of MPs voted for a series of immigration measures including greater removal and enforcement powers, restrictions on the detention of children, the introduction of powers to levy an NHS charge on some of those seeking to enter the UK, and measures to prevent those not legally present in the UK renting properties and obtaining driving licenses.

The majority of MPs voted in favour of the Immigration Bill[1] at its second reading, supporting the key principles of the Bill and allowing it to continue its path towards becoming law.

The Bill provides for[2]:

  • powers to enable the removal of people unlawfully in the UK, and their family members,
  • more enforcement powers for immigration officers and police officers acting in relation to immigration matters including, entry and search powers and additional powers to take biometrics.
  • restrictions on the detention of unaccompanied children.
  • limiting immigration appeals to circumstances where there has been a refusal of a human rights or asylum or humanitarian protection claim, or where refugee status or humanitarian protection has been revoked.
  • a power for the Secretary of State to certify that to require an appellant who is a foreign criminal to leave the UK before their appeal is determined would not cause serious irreversible harm, in which case the person may only appeal from outside the UK.
  • a court or tribunal considering a claim that a decision is unlawful on the grounds that it would breach a person’s right to respect for private and family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights to be required to have regard to the public interest
  • fines for landlords if they rent out premises to migrants who are not lawfully present in the UK
  • measures to prevent bank accounts and driving licences being obtained by migrants who are not lawfully present in the UK
  • NHS contribution charges for certain students and workers with time-limited immigration status
  • powers to investigate suspected sham marriages and civil partnerships
  • stronger power for the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner
  • embarkation checks on passengers departing from the UK

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con252 (+1 tell) 0083.0%
DUP4 0050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab0 6 (+1 tell)02.7%
LDem46 (+1 tell) 3089.3%
PC0 2 (+1 tell)0100.0%
Respect0 10100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 3050.0%
Total:303 18050.5%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
John LeechManchester, WithingtonLDem (front bench)no
Sarah TeatherBrent CentralLDemno
David WardBradford EastLDem (front bench)no

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