Immigration Bill — Clause 8 — Offence of Illegal Working — 1 Dec 2015 at 15:15

Theresa May MP, Maidenhead voted in favour of making it a criminal offence for someone to work if their immigration status prohibits it.

The majority of MPs voted in favour of making it a criminal offence for a person subject to immigration control to work if they have not been granted leave to enter or remain, have overstayed that leave, or are in breach of a condition on that leave that prohibits work.

MPs were considering the Immigration Bill[1]

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 19, page 5, line 2, leave out Clause 8.

Clause 8 of the Bill[2] provided for an offence of illegal working. The offence was defined as:

  • (1) A person who is subject to immigration control commits an offence if

the person works at a time when—

  • (a) the person has not been granted leave to enter or remain in the

United Kingdom, or

  • (b)the person’s leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom—
  • (i) is invalid,
  • (ii) has ceased to have effect (whether by reason of curtailment, revocation, cancellation, passage of time or otherwise), or
  • (iii) is subject to a condition preventing the person from doing work of that kind.

An explanatory note accompanying the rejected amendment stated:

  • To omit the clause on the new illegal working offence and maintain the status quo.

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con304 (+2 tell) 0092.7%
DUP6 0075.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1033.3%
Lab0 191 (+2 tell)083.5%
LDem0 7087.5%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 51094.4%
UKIP1 00100.0%
UUP2 00100.0%
Total:313 256089.0%

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

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
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