European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — Clause 37 — Arrangements with EU about Unaccompanied Children Seeking Asylum — 22 Jan 2020 at 14:05

The majority of MPs voted against requiring ministers to seek to negotiate with the EU to allow unaccompanied children seeking asylum to join their relatives by moving from the UK to the EU or vice-versa, and instead voted to require the Government to set out its policy on this subject.

MPs were considering the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill.[1]

The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 4.

Lords amendment 4[2] stated:

  • Leave out Clause 37

Clause 37 was titled: Arrangements with EU about unaccompanied children seeking asylum and provided for the replacement of Section 17 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 which began:

  • A Minister of the Crown must seek to negotiate, on behalf of the United Kingdom, an agreement with the EU under which, after the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU, in accordance with the agreement—
  • (a)an unaccompanied child who has made an application for international protection to a member State may, if it is in the child’s best interests, come to the United Kingdom to join a relative who—
  • (i)is a lawful resident of the United Kingdom, or
  • (ii)has made a protection claim which has not been decided, and
  • (b)an unaccompanied child in the United Kingdom, who has made a protection claim, may go to a member State to join a relative there, in equivalent circumstances.

with a provision stating:

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
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con341 (+2 tell) 0094.0%
DUP0 7087.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 186 (+2 tell)093.1%
LDem0 8072.7%
PC0 40100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 45095.7%
Total:341 254093.4%

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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NameConstituencyPartyVote
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