Queen's Speech — Programme for Government — Human Rights — 19 May 2021 at 18:44

The majority of MPs voted against bringing Government policy in-line with human rights where the courts have found policy incompatible with human rights.

MPs were considering the motion:

  • That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:
  • Most Gracious Sovereign,
  • We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

The amendment rejected by a majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • at end add:
  • “but
  • respectfully regret that measures to create a requirement for the Government to act when the Courts find that Government policy creates an incompatibility with the human rights of a UK citizen were not included in the Gracious Speech;
  • recognise as a result of not addressing rulings made by the courts on these issues children who have lost a mother or father but whose parents were not married, and vulnerable victims of domestic violence who have been required to pay the bedroom tax because they have a sanctuary room, have been discriminated against;
  • note that these rulings were made in 2018, 2019 and 2020 so that there has been ample time for the Government to address those rulings;
  • further note that if the Government ignores the decisions made by Courts on the rights of UK citizens this undermines the integrity of the judicial and democratic process; and
  • call on the Government to bring forward measures to fully remedy those incompatibilities within three months.

Debate in Parliament |

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
Alba0 20100.0%
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con359 (+2 tell) 0098.9%
DUP7 10100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 40100.0%
Lab0 195 (+2 tell)099.5%
LDem0 110100.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 450100.0%
Total:366 265099.2%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

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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Jim ShannonStrangfordDUP (front bench)aye

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