Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 39 — Illegal Entry and Similar Offences — 22 Mar 2022 at 16:18
The majority of MPs voted in favour of making it an offence to knowingly arrive in the United Kingdom without a valid entry clearance, if such a clearance is required.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 13.
Lords amendment 13 stated:
- Page 40, leave out lines 5 to 9
The lines in question were in Clause 39 of the Bill which was titled: Illegal entry and similar offences and provided for amendments to the Immigration Act 1971. The lines were to be added to section 24 (illegal entry and similar offences) of the Immigration Act 1971 and stated:
- (D1) A person who—
- (a) requires entry clearance under the immigration rules, and
- (b) knowingly arrives in the United Kingdom without a valid entry clearance, commits an offence.
Explanatory notes to the Lords Amendment rejected in this vote state:
- The Amendment removes the proposed new arrival offence, that was to be inserted at section 24(D1) of the Immigration Act 1971, namely knowingly arriving in the UK without a valid entry clearance where this is required under the Immigration Rules.
-  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||308 (+2 tell)||0||0||85.6%|
|Lab||0||160 (+2 tell)||0||81.0%|