Higher Education and Research Bill — New Clause 11 — Post Study Work Visa Evaluation — 21 Nov 2016 at 20:30

The majority of MPs voted not to require UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to commission research into the working of post study work visas.

MPs were considering the Higher Education and Research Bill[1]. The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled Post Study Work Visa: evaluation and stated:

  • ‘(1A) Within six months of this Act coming into force, UKRI must commission an independent evaluation of the matters under subsection (1B) and shall lay the report before the House of Commons.
  • (1B) The evaluation under subsection (1A) must assess—
  • (a) the effect of the absence of post study work visas for persons graduating from higher education institutions in the United Kingdom on—
  • (i) the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the higher education sector, and
  • (ii) the UK economy, and
  • (b) how post study work visa arrangements might operate in the UK, including an estimate of their effect on—
  • (i) the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the higher education sector, and
  • (ii) the UK economy.”

The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory statement:

  • This new clause would require UKRI to commission research on the effects of the absence of arrangements for post study work visas and assess how such arrangements could operate in the UK and their effect on the higher education sector and the UK economy.


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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
Con276 (+2 tell) 0084.8%
DUP4 0050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 30100.0%
Lab0 168072.4%
LDem0 3037.5%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 32 (+2 tell)063.0%
Total:280 211077.3%

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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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