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.

MPs were considering the Nationality and Borders Bill.[1][2][3]

The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 10.

Lords amendment 10[4][5] began:

  • Insert the following new Clause—
  • Immigration Rules: entry to seek asylum and join family

Explanatory notes to the Lords Amendments[5] 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.


Debate in Parliament |

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alba0 1050.0%
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con299 (+2 tell) 3084.0%
DUP0 6075.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 3080.0%
Lab0 161 (+2 tell)081.5%
LDem0 130100.0%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 37082.2%
Total:300 230083.2%

Rebel Voters - sorted by constituency

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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Tracey CrouchChatham and AylesfordConno
Jason McCartneyColne ValleyConno
Tim LoughtonEast Worthing and ShorehamCon (front bench)no

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