Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 12 — Changes to the Immigration Act 1971 — Asylum Applicants — Right to Work — 20 Apr 2022 at 17:48
The majority of MPs voted not to allow those seeking asylum, and their adult dependents, to work if a decision on their application has not been made within six months.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 7B.
Lords amendment 7B provided that those seeking asylum, and their adult dependents, would be permitted to work if a decision on their application has not been made within six months.
The previous position was that permission to work was required, and it was only granted:
- * to individuals who had waited over 12 months for an initial decision on their asylum claim or for a response to a further submission for asylum
- * where individuals were not considered responsible for the delay in consideration of their application
- * to permit work at "graduate level" in jobs on the UK’s shortage occupation list.
-  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 Message in connection with the Nationality and Borders Bill on 5 April 2022, Parliament.uk
-  Asylum seekers: the permission to work policy, House of Commons Research Briefing, 21 January, 2021, 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||291 (+2 tell)||11||0||84.0%|
|SNP||0||40 (+2 tell)||0||93.3%|
|Peter Bottomley||Worthing West||Con (front bench)||no|
|Robert Buckland||South Swindon||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Davis||Haltemprice and Howden||Con||no|
|Simon Hoare||North Dorset||Con (front bench)||no|
|Kevin Hollinrake||Thirsk and Malton||Con (front bench)||no|
|Tim Loughton||East Worthing and Shoreham||Con (front bench)||no|
|Andrew Mitchell||Sutton Coldfield||Con||no|
|Bob Neill||Bromley and Chislehurst||Con (front bench)||no|
|William Wragg||Hazel Grove||Con (front bench)||no|