Immigration Bill — Require Appointment of Child Trafficking Guardians for Children Suspected to Have been Trafficked — 7 May 2014 at 17:53

John Baron MP, Basildon and Billericay voted not to require the appointment of an independent child trafficking guardian to represent the best interests children suspected to have been brought to the UK as part of a trade in human beings.

The majority of MPs voted not to require the appointment of an independent child trafficking guardian to represent the best interests children suspected to have been brought to the UK as part of a trade in human beings.

Human trafficking can involve forced labour or commercial sexual exploitation.

MPs were considering the Immigration Bill[1]. The motion accepted in this vote was:

  • That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 16.

Amendment 16[2] introduced a new clause titled: "Child trafficking guardians for all potential child victims of trafficking in human beings". The new clause stated:

  • If a relevant child has arrived in the United Kingdom and is a potential victim of trafficking in human beings, an independent child trafficking guardian shall be appointed to represent the best interests of that child

The clause goes on to set out the detailed responsibilities of the child trafficking guardian.

==

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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
Con268 (+1 tell) 0088.5%
DUP0 5062.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab0 223 (+2 tell)087.2%
LDem39 (+1 tell) 1073.2%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:307 241086.1%

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
Sarah TeatherBrent CentralLDem (front bench)no

About the Project

The Public Whip is a not-for-profit, open source website created in 2003 by Francis Irving and Julian Todd and now run by Bairwell Ltd.

There are lots of plans afoot, including extensive redevelopment of the site and plans for new functionality. To keep up with what's happening, please check out the blog. We're working on updating all the contact details throughout the site, but if you'd like to talk to us about the project, please email [email protected]

The Whip on the Web

Advertisement - Helping keeping PublicWhip alive