Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 37 — Immigration Rules: Entry to Seek Asylum and Join Family — 22 Mar 2022 at 16:18
The majority of MPs voted against allowing people to enter the United Kingdom to seek asylum if they are coming from Europe and have a family member living lawfully in the UK.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 10.
- Insert the following new Clause—
- “Immigration Rules: entry to seek asylum and join family
Explanatory notes to the Lords Amendments state:
- This clause imposes a duty on the Government to make Immigration Rules to allow unaccompanied children and certain other persons in Europe, to be admitted to the UK so that they can seek asylum in the UK where the unaccompanied child or relevant adult has a close family member in the UK.
The notes explain that as a result of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union the United Kingdom ceased to be part of a transfer mechanism between European Union states which operated family reunion purposes.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Nationality and Borders Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Nationality and Borders Bill, as brought to the House of Lords, from the Commons, on 9 December 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Nationality and Borders Bill, as brought to the House of Lords, from the Commons, on 9 December 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Lords amendments to the Nationality and Borders Bill 15 March 2022, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes on Lords amendments to the Nationality and Borders Bill 21 March 2022, 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||299 (+2 tell)||3||0||84.0%|
|Lab||0||161 (+2 tell)||0||81.5%|
|Tracey Crouch||Chatham and Aylesford||Con||no|
|Tim Loughton||East Worthing and Shoreham||Con (front bench)||no|
|Jason McCartney||Colne Valley||Con||no|