Domestic Abuse Bill — Recourse to Public Funds for Duration of Pilot Scheme — 26 Apr 2021 at 22:19
The majority of MPs voted not to allow victims of domestic abuse subject to restrictions on recourse to public funds due to their immigration status an exemption from those restrictions during a trial scheme.
The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 41B
Lords amendment 41B began:
- After Clause 72, insert the following new Clause—
- “Recourse to public funds for duration of pilot scheme
- (1) For the duration of the pilot Support for Migrant Victims Scheme announced by the Government on 14 April 2021, the Secretary of State must make provision that a person who—
- (a) is a victim of domestic abuse; and
- (b) provides evidence in one or more of the forms in subsection (3); Domestic Abuse Bill shall not be subject to restrictions on recourse to public funds, due to their immigration status, provided for in the provisions listed in subsection (2).
-  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, 26 April 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||352 (+2 tell)||1||0||97.5%|
|Lab||0||195 (+2 tell)||0||99.0%|
|Jason McCartney||Colne Valley||Con||no|