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. 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.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Immigration Bill (now an Act)
-  Clause 11 of the Immigration Bill as at the time of the vote
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||263 (+1 tell)||0||0||86.6%|
|Lab||0||197 (+2 tell)||0||77.4%|
|LDem||38 (+1 tell)||4||0||76.8%|
|John Leech||Manchester, Withington||LDem||aye|
|Sarah Teather||Brent Central||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Mike Thornton||Eastleigh||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|David Ward||Bradford East||LDem (front bench)||aye|