Clause 58 - Late compliance with slavery or trafficking information notice: damage to credibility

Nationality and Borders Bill – in the House of Commons at 2:45 pm on 8th December 2021.

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Amendment proposed: 128, page 57, line 25, leave out clause 58.—(Stuart C. McDonald.)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House proceeded to a Division.

Photo of David Linden David Linden Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)

It does, Madam Deputy Speaker. Given that it is taking quite a lot of time to get through the votes, I wonder whether it might be possible to investigate the idea of introducing this thing called electronic voting, which would speed things up a little bit.

Photo of Eleanor Laing Eleanor Laing Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means, Chair, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Commons), Chair, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Commons)

If the hon. Gentleman had been behaving properly, I might have taken his point of order seriously. I have to say to him and to the House that a very serious piece of legislation is going through the House today. There has been genuine debate and disagreement about it, but it is legislation that will affect a lot of people in this country and it deserves to be properly considered. The antics that have been reported to me—the way in which certain Members have behaved, very obviously delaying and lengthening the time that the Divisions are taking—are, as I said a few moments ago, contrary to good democratic practice. I deplore the actions of those people who have delayed the Divisions, and who indeed are doing so now. Will they please cast their votes, come back into the Chamber and allow the Third Reading to take place?

Division number 142 Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 58 - Late compliance with slavery or trafficking information notice: damage to credibility

Aye: 227 MPs

No: 298 MPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

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The House having divided: Ayes 231, Noes 300.

Question accordingly negatived.