New Clause 50 - Advertising assistance for unlawful immigration to the United Kingdom

Nationality and Borders Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:00 pm on 7th December 2021.

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Votes in this debate

  • Division number 136
    A majority of MPs voted not to make it an offence to advertise services designed to facilitate illegal immigration.

“(1) It is an offence to advertise by any means, including using social media, services designed to facilitate the commission of an offence under section 25 of the Immigration Act 1971.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable—

(a) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years, to a fine or to both, or

(b) on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to both.”—(Bambos Charalambous.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

Division number 136 Nationality and Borders Bill — New Clause 50 — Advertising Assistance for Unlawful Immigration to the United Kingdom

A majority of MPs voted not to make it an offence to advertise services designed to facilitate illegal immigration.

Aye: 232 MPs

No: 313 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 99 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

The House divided: Ayes 235, Noes 314.

Question accordingly negatived.

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

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