Domestic Abuse Bill — After Clause 72 — Victims of Domestic Abuse: Data-Sharing for Immigration Purposes — 15 Apr 2021 at 15:45
The majority of MPs voted not to explicitly forbid personal data of victims and witnesses of domestic abuse collected in relation to seeking support, or justice, being used for immigration control purposes.
The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 40
Lords amendment 40 began:
- Insert the following new Clause—
- “Victims of domestic abuse: data-sharing for immigration purposes
- (1) The Secretary of State must make arrangements to ensure that personal data of a victim of domestic abuse in the United Kingdom that is processed for the purpose of that person requesting or receiving support or assistance related to domestic abuse is not used for any immigration control purpose.
- (2) The Secretary of State must make arrangements to ensure that the personal data of a witness to domestic abuse in the United Kingdom that is processed for the purpose of that person giving information or evidence to assist the investigation or prosecution of that abuse, or to assist the victim of that abuse in any legal proceedings, is not used for any immigration control purpose
-  Parliament's webpage on the Domestic Abuse Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Domestic Abuse Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 3 March 2020, Parliament.uk
-  Lords amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill, Parliament.uk
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||349 (+2 tell)||1||0||96.7%|
|Lab||0||195 (+2 tell)||0||99.0%|
|Jason McCartney||Colne Valley||Con||no|