Immigration Bill — New Clauses 12 and 18 — Fees — Power to Deprive Naturalised Citizen of Citizenship Even If That Would Leave Them Stateless — 30 Jan 2014 at 16:00
The majority of MPs voted to allow the Secretary of State to deprive a naturalised British citizen of their citizenship even if doing so would make them stateless. Such a depreviation of citizenship would only be permitted if the Secretary of State was satisfied that the deprivation was conducive to the public good.
The majority of MPs were also approving the charging of fees for particular appointments with immigration officials held outside the UK and arranged at the request of "clients".
MPs were considering the Immigration Bill. The motion approved in this vote was:
- That new clauses 12 and 18 be added to the Bill.
New Clause 12 was titled: "Power to charge fees for attendance services in particular cases"; and provides for fees to be charged for appointments with officials which have been requested by "clients" and which take place outside the UK.
New Clause 18 was titled: "Deprivation of citizenship: conduct seriously prejudicial to vital interests of the UK"; and provides for the Home Secretary to remove citizenship from those whose citizenship derives from naturalisation whose behaviour the Home Secretary considers "seriously prejudicial to the vital interests of the United Kingdom, any of the Islands, or any British overseas territory", even if doing so would make an individual stateless.
Prior to the vote the deputy speaker who was chairing proceedings ruled both clauses had to be voted on together.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Immigration Bill (now an Act)
-  Amendment paper containing the approved new clauses
-  Lindsay Hoyle MP (Chorley, Labour), House of Commons, 30 January 2014
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||262 (+1 tell)||0||0||86.2%|
|Lab||0||18 (+1 tell)||0||7.4%|
|LDem||33 (+1 tell)||6 (+1 tell)||0||73.2%|
|Michael Crockart||Edinburgh West||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Julian Huppert||Cambridge||LDem (front bench)||tellno|
|John Leech||Manchester, Withington||LDem||no|
|Sarah Teather||Brent Central||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Mike Thornton||Eastleigh||LDem (front bench)||no|
|David Ward||Bradford East||LDem (front bench)||no|