Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill — Clause 62 — Offence Relating to Residing on Land Without Consent in or With a Vehicle — 5 Jul 2021 at 18:30

The majority of MPs voted not to extend the circumstances, in England, in which the police can order trespassers intending to reside on land to leave that land to include where disruption and distress are being caused.

MPs were considering the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill[1][2]

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

  • Amendment 8, page 56, line 23, leave out Clause 62

Has it not been rejected this would have removed Clause 62[3] which was titled: Amendments to existing powers and provided for amendments to Section 61 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (power to remove trespassers on land). Prior to the proposal being voted on here Section 61 stated[3]the police could direct those trespassing on land, with an intent to reside there if conditions were met including them having six or more vehicles or if they had:

  • caused damage to the land or to property on the land or used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour towards the occupier, a member of his family or an employee or agent of his,

The Bill proposed amending that condition, in England, to:

  • caused damage, disruption or distress

with a definitions for those terms.

Failure to comply with the direction is a criminal offence.


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%
Con358 (+2 tell) 0098.9%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 4080.0%
Lab0 194 (+2 tell)098.5%
LDem0 120100.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 450100.0%
Total:358 264098.7%

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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no rebellions

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