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[1]. The motion approved in this vote was:

  • That new clauses 12 and 18 be added to the Bill.

New Clause 12[2] 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[2] 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.[3]

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
Con262 (+1 tell) 0086.2%
DUP2 0025.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 18 (+1 tell)07.4%
LDem33 (+1 tell) 6 (+1 tell)073.2%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 5083.3%
Total:297 34052.4%

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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Michael CrockartEdinburgh WestLDem (front bench)no
Duncan HamesChippenhamLDemno
Julian HuppertCambridgeLDem (front bench)tellno
John LeechManchester, WithingtonLDemno
Sarah TeatherBrent CentralLDem (front bench)no
Mike ThorntonEastleighLDem (front bench)no
David WardBradford EastLDem (front bench)no

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