Schedule 6 - Maritime Enforcement

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

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Votes in this debate

  • Division number 139
    A majority of MPs voted against explicitly requiring immigration and enforcement officers to avoid using their powers in a way that could endanger life at sea.

Amendment proposed: 98, page 98, line 20, at end insert—

‘(1A) The powers set out in this Part of this Schedule must not be used in a manner or in circumstances that could endanger life at sea.”

This would give effect to the recommendation of the Joint Committee on Human Rights to ensure the maritime enforcement powers cannot be used in a manner that would endanger lives at sea.— (Ms Harman.)

Division number 139 Nationality and Borders Bill — Schedule 6 — Maritime Enforcement — Use of Powers to Endanger Life at Sea

A majority of MPs voted against explicitly requiring immigration and enforcement officers to avoid using their powers in a way that could endanger life at sea.

Aye: 234 MPs

No: 307 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name

Tellers

No: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 103 MPs

Absent: A-Z by last name

The House divided: Ayes 235, Noes 313.

Question accordingly negatived.

Bill to be further considered tomorrow.