Illegal Migration Bill — 13 Mar 2023 at 21:52
“the provisions of the Bill are compatible with the Convention”.
“Anyone who arrives illegally will be deemed inadmissible and either returned to the country they arrived from or a safe third country.”
“this House, while affirming support for securing the UK’s borders, reforming the broken asylum system and ending dangerous small boat crossings, declines to give a Second Reading to the Illegal Migration Bill because the Bill fails to meet its core objectives, lacks any effective measures to tackle the criminal activity of people smuggler gangs, fails to eliminate the backlog of outstanding asylum cases, will increase the number of people in indefinite accommodation in the absence of return agreements, leaves victims of modern day slavery without any protections while frustrating efforts to prosecute traffickers, fails to reform resettlement schemes to prevent dangerous journeys and undermines international co-operation to provide support for those fleeing persecution and conflict.”
“Today’s British Jewish community is descended from refugees… We have significant concerns at the potential for newly proposed migration legislation to breach…the Refugee Convention.”
“are compatible with the Convention rights”,
“Subsection (2) amends section 94 of the 1999 Act…so that the term ‘asylum-seeker’ covers those whose asylum claims are inadmissible by virtue of Clause 4 of the Bill.”
“If you come to the UK illegally…You can’t benefit from our modern slavery protections…you will be…DENIED access to the UK’s modern slavery system”.
“These provisions are subject to a sunsetting mechanism so that they can be suspended should the current exceptional illegal migration situation no longer apply”-
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
“I am unable to make a statement that, in my view, the provisions of the Illegal Migration Bill are compatible with the Convention rights, but the Government nevertheless wishes the House to proceed with the Bill.”
“The legislation, if passed, would amount to an asylum ban-extinguishing the right to seek refugee protection in the United Kingdom for those who arrive irregularly, no matter how genuine and compelling their claim may be, and with no consideration of their individual circumstances.”
“The Secretary of State may make arrangements for the removal of a person from the United Kingdom at a time when the person is an unaccompanied child.”
“The UK is required to ensure that children seeking refugee status receive appropriate protection and humanitarian assistance, under Article 22 of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The UNCRC also requires the UK to ensure that children are protected from exploitation and abuse, and afforded support for recovery. This Bill violates those obligations and many others. Its enactment would place the UK in clear breach of its international law obligations under a range of human rights treaties.”
“any other attribute or circumstance that the Secretary of State thinks appropriate.”
“The plans won’t stop the crossings but will simply leave traumatised people locked up in a state of misery being treated as criminals and suspected terrorists without a fair hearing on our soil.”
“I am not ‘asylum’, I have a name, I’m a human being and every human being has a right”.
“a country of predominantly tolerant, welcoming and generous people.”
“Dear Mr Randall, I implore you to vote to stop this vile trade. It has to stop now, and you and your fellow MPs can make it happen.”
“detained for return after arriving on a small boat…then referred to the NRM”,
“No man is an island, entire of itself”.
“any man’s death diminishes me”.
“directly from a territory where their life or freedom was threatened”.
“Most people fleeing war and persecution are simply unable to access the required passports and visas. There are no safe and ‘legal’ routes available to them. Denying them access to asylum on this basis undermines the very purpose for which the Refugee Convention was established.”
“Government’s proposal and the language used to describe it are divisive and will stoke tension.”
“rather inconsistent with running an airfield and airside operations”,
“no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land”
“home is the mouth of a shark”
“the barrel of the gun”.
“would amount to an asylum ban”,
“My journey started on a boat. I ended up in a refugee camp….They say stories like this only happen in the movies…This is the American dream.”
“deter illegal entry to the UK…break the business model of the smuggling gangs and protect the lives of those whom they are endangering.”-[Official Report, 19 July 2021; Vol. 699, c. 706.]
“I implore you to vote to stop this vile trade…and you and your fellow MPs can make it happen.”
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||311 (+2 tell)||0||0||86.9%|
|Lab||0||182 (+2 tell)||0||91.5%|