Illegal Migration Bill — Clause 1 — Introduction — 17 Jul 2023 at 18:15
“The Bill is a novel and untested scheme, and it is therefore uncertain what level of deterrence impact it will have.”
“taken a sledgehammer to our asylum system”.-[Official Report, 11 July 2023; Vol. 736, c. 218.]
“It goes without saying that the Government obey our international obligations, as we do with all pieces of legislation.”-[Official Report, 11 July 2023; Vol. 736, c. 198.]
“drive a coach and horses through the Modern Slavery Act, denying support to those who have been exploited and enslaved and, in doing so, making it much harder to catch and stop the traffickers and slave drivers.”-[Official Report, 28 March 2023; Vol. 730, c. 886.]
“Where there is no dispute that someone is under 18, they will be transferred to the local authority accommodation estate as quickly as possible.”
“Where there is doubt about whether a person is indeed under 18 as they claim to be, they will be treated as a child while an age assessment is undertaken.”
“Such a person will be detained in age-appropriate accommodation, as the law already provides.”
“If no such accommodation is available, they will not be detained and instead will be transferred to a local authority as soon as possible.”-[Official Report, 11 July 2023; Vol. 736, c. 201-202.]
“The plight of detained children remained of great concern…an immigration removal centre can never be a suitable place for children and we were dismayed to find cases of disabled children being detained and some children spending large amounts of time incarcerated… Any period of detention can be detrimental to children and their families, but the impact of lengthy detention is particularly extreme.”
“we should be stubborn about not allowing the Bill to go through.”-[Official Report, House of Lords, 12 July 2023; Vol. 831, c. 1814.]
“is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.”
“The secret of success is constancy to purpose.”
“pure interpretation provision…entirely consistent with the way the courts approach these various conventions….it is entirely orthodox and consistent with principle.”-[Official Report, House of Lords, 12 July 2023; Vol. 831, c. 1817.]
“The delivery plan is still being developed.”
“provide a warm welcome to all of those who seek sanctuary”.
“amounts effectively to indefinite detention of children of any age anywhere that the Home Secretary considers it appropriate.”-[Official Report, 28 March 2023; Vol. 730, c. 945.]
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||296 (+2 tell)||0||0||82.8%|
|Lab||0||151 (+2 tell)||0||76.1%|