Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 37 — Refugee Resettlement Schemes — 10,000 Refugees Per Year — 22 Mar 2022 at 16:18
The majority of MPs voted against the resettlement, in the United Kingdom, of at least 10,000 refugees per year.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 11.
Lords amendment 11 stated:
- Insert the following new Clause—
- “Refugee resettlement schemes
- (1) The Secretary of State must arrange for the resettlement in the United Kingdom of at least 10,000 refugees each year.
- (2) The target under this section includes the numbers of people resettled under—
- (a) dedicated schemes for the evacuation of people from a geographical locality, such as a specific third State,
- (b) a general UK resettlement scheme,
- (c) the mandate resettlement scheme or equivalent replacements, and
- (d) other routes as appropriate.
- (3) The Secretary of State must be guided by the capacity of local authorities and community sponsorship groups in delivering the target under subsection (1).”
Explanatory notes to the Lords Amendment rejected in this vote state:
- This clause imposes a commitment/duty on the Government to resettle a minimum of 10,000 refugees each year, to plan and build the appropriate infrastructure at the required local community level to support integration and ensure resilience in times of crises.
-  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||297 (+2 tell)||7||0||84.5%|
|Lab||0||159 (+2 tell)||0||80.5%|
|Tracey Crouch||Chatham and Aylesford||Con||no|
|David Davis||Haltemprice and Howden||Con||no|
|Damian Green||Ashford||Con (front bench)||no|
|Simon Hoare||North Dorset||Con (front bench)||no|
|Jason McCartney||Colne Valley||Con||no|
|Andrew Mitchell||Sutton Coldfield||Con||no|