Asylum seekers: permission to work after six months

Immigration Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:26 pm on 25th April 2016.

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  • Division number 250
    A majority of MPs voted against giving asylum seekers permission to work if a decision on their application takes over six months.

Motion made, and Question put, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 59.—(James Brokenshire.)

The House divided:

Ayes 303, Noes 60.

Division number 250 Immigration Bill — Asylum Seekers: Permission to Work after Six Months

A majority of MPs voted against giving asylum seekers permission to work if a decision on their application takes over six months.

Aye: 301 MPs

No: 58 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 283 MPs

Abstained: 2 MPs

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Abstaineds: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly agreed to.

Lords amendment 59 disagreed to.

Lords amendments 61 to 83, 102 to 182 and 216 to 254 agreed to, with Commons financial privileges waived in respect of Lords amendments 117, 121, 125, 126, 158, 166, 227, 229, 235, 237, 239 and 243.

Photo of Helen Grant Helen Grant Conservative, Maidstone and The Weald

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I would like to declare an interest as a trustee of the Human Trafficking Foundation, which I should have done prior to my earlier intervention. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make that clear now.

Photo of John Bercow John Bercow Chair, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, Chair, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, Speaker of the House of Commons, Speaker of the House of Commons, Chair, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, Chair, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, Chair, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, Chair, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

I am extremely grateful to the hon. Lady for her characteristic grace and courtesy in raising that point of order. Her interest, of course, is a non-pecuniary one. Nevertheless, it is most prudent to declare it. I am sure that the House will appreciate the fact that she has now done so.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83H), That a Committee be appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their amendments 59, 60 and 87;

That James Brokenshire, Charlie Elphicke, Rebecca Harris, Sue Hayman, Stuart C. McDonald, Keir Starmer and Craig Whittaker be members of the Committee;

That James Brokenshire be the Chair of the Committee;

That three be the quorum of the Committee;

That the Committee do withdraw immediately.—(Charlie Elphicke.)

Question agreed to.

Committee to withdraw immediately; reasons to be reported and communicated to the Lords.