Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Schedule 1 — Seizure of Passports etc. on Terror Grounds — Right of Appeal — 15 Dec 2014 at 19:30
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted against giving a right of appeal to those subject to the seizure of passports etc. on terror grounds.
The majority of MPs voted against giving a right of appeal to the courts to those subject to having their travel documents seized on the grounds of an intention to leave Great Britain for the purpose of taking part in terrorism-related activity.
MPs were considering the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 17, page 30, line 14, at end insert—
- “(c) the individual subject whose travel document has been removed may appeal against this decision in the courts over the evidence on which conditions in paragraph 2(1)(a) and (b) of this schedule were met.”
Paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 1, which the amendment refers to and would have affected, states:
- This paragraph applies in the case of a person at a port in Great Britain if a constable has reasonable grounds to suspect that the person—
- (a) is there with the intention of leaving Great Britain for the purpose of involvement in terrorism-related activity outside the United Kingdom, or
- (b) has arrived in Great Britain with the intention of leaving it soon for that purpose.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill
-  Schedule 1 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill as introduced
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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||259 (+1 tell)||0||0||85.8%|
|Lab||0||211 (+2 tell)||0||82.6%|
|LDem||39 (+1 tell)||0||0||71.4%|