Immigration Bill — Immigration Detention of Those Who Are Pregnant and Vulnerable People — 25 Apr 2016 at 21:26

The majority of MPs voted against banning the immigration detention of those who are pregnant and against guidance to be taken into account on the immigration detention of vulnerable people.

MPs were considering the Immigration Bill[1].

The motion supported by the majority of MPs was:

  • That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 85

Lords amendment 85[2] sought to insert a new clause titled: Detention and bail - Guidance on detention of vulnerable persons

  • (1) No person whom the Secretary of State knows, or could reasonably be expected to know, is pregnant shall be detained.
  • (2)The Secretary of State must issue guidance specifying matters to be taken into account by a person to whom the guidance is addressed in determining—
  • (a)whether a person (“P”) would be particularly vulnerable to harm if P were to be detained or to remain in detention, and
  • (b)if P is identified as being particularly vulnerable to harm in those circumstances, whether P should be detained or remain in detention.
  • (3)In subsection
  • (2) “detained” means detained under—
  • (a)the Immigration Act 1971,
  • (b)section 62 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, or
  • (c)section 36 of the UK Borders Act 2007,and “detention” is to be construed accordingly.
  • (4)A person to whom guidance under this section is addressed must take the guidance into account.
  • (5)Before issuing guidance under this section the Secretary of State must lay a draft of the guidance before Parliament.
  • (6)Guidance under this section comes into force in accordance with regulations made by the Secretary of State.
  • (7)The Secretary of State may from time to time review guidance under this section and may revise and re-issue it.
  • (8)References in this section to guidance under this section include revised guidance.”


Debate in Parliament |

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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
Con299 (+2 tell) 1091.5%
DUP0 1125.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 30100.0%
Lab0 198 (+2 tell)087.0%
LDem0 7087.5%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 51094.4%
UUP2 00100.0%
Total:301 265188.9%

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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Richard FullerBedfordCon (front bench)no
Jim ShannonStrangfordDUP (front bench)both

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