First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees Order 2011 — Fees for Appealing Immigration Decisions — 12 Oct 2011 at 19:20

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:

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[1] 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.


Debate in Parliament | Source |

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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
Con258 0084.3%
DUP6 0075.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 00100.0%
Lab1 703.1%
LDem43 0075.4%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:309 20051.2%

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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Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLabaye

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