Domestic Abuse Bill — Report (3rd Day) — Amendment 70 — 15 Mar 2021 at 17:45

Moved by The Lord Bishop of Gloucester

70: After Clause 72, insert the following new Clause- “Victims of domestic abuse: leave to remain and the destitution domestic violence concession (DDVC)(1) The Secretary of State must, within three months of this Act being passed, lay before Parliament a statement of changes in rules made under section 3(2) of the Immigration Act 1971 (“the immigration rules”) to make provision for any person subject to immigration control who is a victim of domestic abuse in the United Kingdom to have a route to apply for leave to remain.(2) The statement laid under subsection (1) must-(a) set out rules for applying for indefinite leave to remain by any person subject to immigration control who is a victim of domestic abuse in the United Kingdom; and(b) provide for those rules to be commenced no later than one month after the laying of the statement.(3) The Secretary of State must make provision for granting limited leave to remain for a period of no less than six months to any person eligible to make an application under the immigration rules for the purposes of subsection (2); such leave must include no condition under section 3(1)(c)(i), (ia), (ii) or (v) of the Immigration Act 1971.(4) The Secretary of State must make provision for extending limited leave to remain granted in accordance with subsection (3) to ensure that leave continues throughout the period during which an application made under the immigration rules for the purposes of subsection (2) remains pending.(5) Where subsection (6) applies, notwithstanding any statutory or other provision, no services shall be withheld from a victim of domestic abuse solely by reason of that person not having leave to remain or having leave to remain subject to a condition under section 3(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1971.(6) This subsection applies where a provider of services is satisfied that the victim of domestic abuse is eligible to make an application to which subsection (3) refers.(7) The Secretary of State must, for the purposes of subsection (5), issue guidance to providers of services about the assessment of eligibility to make an application to which subsection (3) refers.(8) In this section-(a) an application is pending during the period-(i) beginning when it is made,(ii) ending when it is finally decided, withdrawn or abandoned;(b) an application is not finally decided while an application for review or appeal could be made within the period permitted for either or while any such review or appeal remains pending (meaning that review or appeal has not been finally decided, withdrawn or abandoned);“person subject to immigration control” means a person in the United Kingdom who does not have the right of abode;“provider of services” includes both public and private bodies;“services” includes accommodation, education, employment, financial assistance, healthcare and any service provided exclusively or particularly to survivors of domestic abuse.”Member’s explanatory statementThis would provide migrant victims of abuse with temporary leave to remain and access to public funds, for a period of no less than six months, so they can access support services while they flee abuse and apply to resolve their immigration status.

Ayes 318, Noes 269.

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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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop8 027.6%
Con3 20469.7%
Crossbench56 2138.1%
DUP0 360.0%
Green2 0100.0%
Judge3 126.7%
Lab140 162.7%
LDem86 180.6%
Non-affiliated9 234.4%
PC1 050.0%
UKIP0 133.3%
UUP0 150.0%
Total:308 23558.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

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NamePartyVote
Lord Cooper of WindrushConaye
Lord Green of HurstpierpointConaye
Baroness Helic Con (front bench)aye
Lord Aberdare Crossbenchno
Lord Anderson of IpswichCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Butler of BrockwellCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Cameron of DillingtonCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Carrington Crossbenchno
Lord Chartres Crossbench (front bench)no
Viscount Colville of CulrossCrossbench (front bench)no
Viscount Craigavon Crossbenchno
Baroness Deech Crossbenchno
Lord Eames Crossbench (front bench)no
The Earl of ErrollCrossbenchno
Lord Green of DeddingtonCrossbenchno
Lord Hogan-Howe Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Hogg Crossbenchno
Lord Kilclooney Crossbenchno
Lord Powell of BayswaterCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Rana Crossbenchno
Lord Ravensdale Crossbenchno
Lord Smith of KelvinCrossbenchno
Lord Stirrup Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Trevethin and Oaksey Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Brown of Eaton-under-HeywoodJudge (front bench)no
Lord Grabiner Labno
Baroness Nicholson of WinterbourneLDemno
Lord Bhatia Non-affiliatedno
Lord Taylor of WarwickNon-affiliatedno

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