Clause 8 — Offence of illegal working

Consumer Protection (Standards of Fire Resistance of Children’s Fancy Dress and Play Costumes Etc) – in the House of Commons at 3:15 pm on 1st December 2015.

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Votes in this debate

  • Division number 133
    A majority of MPs voted in favour of making it a criminal offence for someone to work if their immigration status prohibits it.
  • Division number 134
    A majority of MPs voted to make it an offence to rent a home to someone who is disqualified as a result of their immigration status from occupying premises under a residential tenancy agreement.

Amendment proposed: 19, page 5, line 2, leave out Clause 8.—(Keir Starmer.)

To omit the clause on the new illegal working offence and maintain the status quo.

The House divided:

Ayes 256, Noes 312.

Division number 133 Immigration Bill — Clause 8 — Offence of Illegal Working

A majority of MPs voted in favour of making it a criminal offence for someone to work if their immigration status prohibits it.

Aye: 256 MPs

No: 313 MPs

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Absent: 76 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

More than two hours having elapsed since the commencement of proceedings on consideration, the proceedings were interrupted (Programme Order, this day).

The Deputy Speaker put forthwith the Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded at that time (Standing Order No. 83E).

Amendment proposed: 35, page 9, line 4, leave out Clauses 13 to 16.—(Stuart C. McDonald.)

Removes the extension of the right to rent legislation in the Bill.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 257, Noes 309.

Division number 134 Immigration Bill — Clauses 13-16 — Residential Tenancies

A majority of MPs voted to make it an offence to rent a home to someone who is disqualified as a result of their immigration status from occupying premises under a residential tenancy agreement.

Aye: 257 MPs

No: 309 MPs

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Tellers

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Tellers

Absent: 79 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.