Immigration Bill — Clause 11 — Restrict Right to Appeal Immigration Decisions to the First-tier Tribunal — 30 Jan 2014 at 16:00

The majority of MPs voted to significantly restrict the circumstances in which an immigration decision may be appealed to the relevant Tribunal.

MPs were considering the Immigration Bill[1]. The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 1, page 8, line 19, leave out leave clause 11.

Clause 11 which remained in the Bill following this vote:

  • Significantly restricted the circumstances in which an immigration decision may be appealed to the relevant Tribunal. The clause replaced section 82 in Part 5 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 which provided for a right of appeal to a tribunal in relation to a broad list of immigration decisions with a much more restricted set of circumstances.
  • Introduced an "administrative review" procedure for use when there is no right of appeal.
  • Provided a right of appeal for The Secretary of State's refusal of a "protection claim"; where the refusal is claimed to breach the Refugee Convention or a grant of humanitarian protection.
  • Prevented appellants from raising new grounds before the Tribunal before the Secretary of State has had a chance to consider them.

The debate in Parliament can be found via this link; it is slightly disconnected from the vote.


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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con263 (+1 tell) 0086.6%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 197 (+2 tell)077.4%
LDem38 (+1 tell) 4076.8%
PC0 30100.0%
SNP0 5083.3%
Total:301 210082.0%

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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John LeechManchester, WithingtonLDemaye
Sarah TeatherBrent CentralLDem (front bench)aye
Mike ThorntonEastleighLDem (front bench)aye
David WardBradford EastLDem (front bench)aye

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