Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 56 — Age assessments: restrictions — 22 Mar 2022 at 19:18

“catastrophically undo all that has been achieved in the 10 years since the first modern slavery prosecution.”
“Whatever form it takes, modern slavery and child trafficking is child abuse and relevant child protection procedures…must be followed if modern slavery or trafficking is suspected.”
“To create a carve-out for one group of individuals would create a two-tiered system based on the age at which exploitation may have taken place”,
“would not be appropriate or fair to all victims.”––[Official Report, Nationality and Borders Public Bill Committee, 28 October 2021; c. 484.]
“Traumatised victims cannot disclose their suffering to order-it takes time to build trust and confidence. I cannot imagine that we would contemplate asking victims of sexual assault or child abuse to respond within a set period.”
“Victims’ early accounts may be affected by the impact of trauma. This can result in delayed disclosure”.
“The bar for disqualification has been set very low”,
“will undermine our ability to bring perpetrators to justice.”
“There might be exceptional circumstances in which it is right to withhold support when there is a genuine, current and serious threat to public order, but the present bill goes far beyond this.”
“an immediate, genuine, present and serious threat”,
“all those who receive a positive conclusive grounds decision and are in need of tailored support will receive appropriate individualised support for a minimum of 12 months.”-[Official Report, 8 December 2021; Vol. 705, c. 427.]
“Visa penalties for countries posing risk to international peace and security”.

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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) 0082.8%
DUP3 0037.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent2 3083.3%
Lab0 161080.5%
LDem0 12092.3%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 34 (+2 tell)080.0%
Total:302 217081.5%

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
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