Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 13 — Recourse to Public Funds — Ending of Freedom of Movement — 30 Jun 2020 at 18:00

The majority of MPs voted to allow an immigration condition of no recourse to public funds to be applied to those who lose rights due to the removal of the general right for nationals of European Union member states, European Economic Area states and Switzerland to enter and reside in the UK.

MPs were considering the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill.[1]

The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Exemption from no recourse to public funds and stated:

  • ‘(1) This section applies during the current Covid-19 pandemic, as defined by the World Health Organisation on 11 March 2020.
  • (2) Section 3(1)(c)(i) and (ii) of the Immigration Act 1971 cannot be applied to persons who have lost rights because of section (1) and Schedule 1 of this Act.
  • (3) This section could not be disapplied unless a resolution was passed by each House of Parliament.’

An explanatory statement by the proposer of the rejected clause stated:

  • This new clause would delay application of No Recourse to Public Funds rules during the current pandemic and until such time as Parliament decides.

Clause 1 and Schedule 1 of the Bill provides an end to the general right for nationals of European Union member states, European Economic Area states and Switzerland to enter and reside in the UK while retaining such rights for Irish citizens.[2]

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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con337 (+2 tell) 0092.9%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 185 (+2 tell)092.6%
LDem0 10090.9%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 46095.8%
Total:337 248093.0%

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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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