Immigration Bill — Support for Failed Asylum Seekers and Illegal Migrants — 1 Dec 2015 at 18:00

The majority of MPs voted to restrict the support available to failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants.

MPs were considering the Immigration Bill[1]

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 29, page 40, line 14, leave out clause 37

Clause 37[2] was titled Support for certain categories of migrant and stated:

  • Schedule 8 (support for certain categories of migrant) has effect.

The intent of schedule 8[3] was set out during debate[4]:

  • We say that it is not appropriate for public money to be used to support illegal migrants, including failed asylum seekers, who can and should leave the UK. Schedule 8 will therefore restrict the availability of such support, consistently with our international obligations, and remove incentives for migrants to remain in the UK when they have no lawful basis for doing so.


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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
Con302 (+2 tell) 0092.1%
DUP8 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 20100.0%
Lab0 192 (+2 tell)084.0%
LDem0 6075.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 52096.3%
UUP2 00100.0%
Total:313 259089.6%

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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