Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 7 — Time Limit on Immigration Detention for EEA and Swiss Nationals — 30 Jun 2020 at 18:00
The majority of MPs voted against introducing a time limit on immigration detention of twenty-eight days for nationals of the European Economic Area and Switzerland.
MPs were considering the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Time limit on immigration detention for EEA and Swiss nationals and began:
- ‘(1) For the purpose of this section, a person (“P”) is defined as any person who, immediately before the commencement of Schedule 1, was—
- (a) any person who, immediately before the commencement of Schedule 1, was—
- (i) residing in the United Kingdom in accordance with the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016;
- (ii) residing in the United Kingdom in accordance with a right conferred by or under any of the other instruments which is repealed by Schedule 1; or
- (iii) otherwise residing in the United Kingdom in accordance with any right derived from European Union law which continues, by virtue of section 4 of the EU Withdrawal Act 2018, to be recognised and available in domestic law after exit day.
- (2) The Secretary of State may not detain any person (“P”) as defined in subsection(1) under a relevant detention power for a period of more than 28 days from the relevant time.
At the time of the vote there was no time limit on immigration detention.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Joint Human Rights Select Committee, News Release, 31 July 2019
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||332 (+2 tell)||3 (+1 tell)||0||92.6%|
|Lab||0||185 (+1 tell)||0||92.1%|
|Peter Bone||Wellingborough||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|David Davis||Haltemprice and Howden||Con||aye|
|Tim Loughton||East Worthing and Shoreham||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Henry Smith||Crawley||Con (front bench)||aye|