Immigration Bill — Asylum Seekers: Permission to Work after Six Months — 25 Apr 2016 at 21:26
The majority of MPs voted against giving asylum seekers permission to work if a decision on their application takes over six months.
MPs were considering the Immigration Bill.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 59
Lords Amendment 59 sought to introduce a new clause titled: Asylum seekers: permission to work after six months which stated:
- (1) The Immigration Act 1971 is amended as follows.(2) After section 3(9) (general provisions for regulation and control) insert— “
- (10) In making rules under subsection (2), the Secretary of State must provide for persons seeking asylum, within the meaning of the rules, to apply to the Secretary of State for permission to take up employment, including self-employment and voluntary work.
- (11)Permission to work for persons seeking asylum must be granted if—
- (a)a decision has not been taken on the applicant’s asylum application within six months of the date on which it was recorded, or
- (b)an individual makes further submissions which raise asylum grounds and a decision on that new claim or to refuse to treat such further submissions as a new claim has not been taken within six months of the date on which the submissions were recorded.
- (12)Permission for a person seeking asylum to take up employment shall be on terms no less favourable than those upon which permission is granted to a person recognised as a refugee to take up employment.””
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||299 (+2 tell)||0||0||91.2%|
|SNP||0||49 (+2 tell)||0||94.4%|