Domestic Abuse Bill — Victims of Domestic Abuse: Leave to Remain and the Destitution Domestic Violence Concession (DDVC) — 15 Apr 2021 at 15:45
The majority of MPs voted not to provide migrant victims of abuse with temporary leave to remain in the United Kingdom and access to public funds, for up-to six months, so they can access support and apply for new immigration status.
The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 41
Lords amendment 41 began:
- 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.
The explanatory notes to the Lords amendments stated:
- "Lords Amendment 41 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."
-  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
-  Explanatory notes to the Lords amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill as brought from the House of Commons on 7 July 2020, notes dated 25 March 2021, 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||351 (+2 tell)||1||0||97.3%|
|Lab||0||195 (+2 tell)||0||99.0%|
|Jason McCartney||Colne Valley||Con||no|