Immigration Bill — Clause 34 — Human Rights Appeals within the United Kingdom — 1 Dec 2015 at 18:00
The majority of MPs voted to extend the power to deport an individual before considering an appeal on human rights grounds from essentially just applying to foreign national offenders so it applies to all those appealing on human rights grounds against their removal.
MPs were considering the Immigration Bill
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 27, page 39, line 6, leave out clause 34
Clause 34 was titled Appeals within the United Kingdom: certification of human rights claims which provided for amendments to Section 94B of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 titled Appeal from within the United Kingdom: certification of human rights claims made by persons liable to deportation.
The latter sets out when the Secretary of State is able to certify that an individual's asylum or human rights appeal is unfounded and cannot be heard while they are in the United Kingdom. The amendment provided for in the Immigration Bill removed the restriction on the Secretary of State's powers limiting them to those liable to deportation. The clause in the Bill providing for that amendment remained in place following this vote.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Immigration Bill
-  Clause 34 of the Immigration Bill as at the time of the vote
-  Section 94B of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 as introduced by Section 17 of the Immigration Act 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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||302 (+2 tell)||0||0||92.1%|
|SNP||0||50 (+2 tell)||0||96.3%|