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.

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 11.

Lords amendment 11 stated[4]:

  • 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[5]:

  • 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.


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%
Con297 (+2 tell) 7084.5%
DUP8 00100.0%
Independent1 3080.0%
Lab0 159 (+2 tell)080.5%
LDem0 130100.0%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 37082.2%
Total:306 225083.5%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

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
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenConno
Damian GreenAshfordCon (front bench)no
Stephen HammondWimbledonConno
Simon HoareNorth DorsetCon (front bench)no
Jason McCartneyColne ValleyConno
Andrew MitchellSutton ColdfieldConno

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