Clause 2 - Exclusion of review of Upper Tribunal’s permission-to-appeal decisions

Judicial Review and Courts Bill – in the House of Commons at 2:15 pm on 26th April 2022.

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  • Division number 263
    A majority of MPs voted to generally make decisions by the Upper Tribunal to refuse permission to appeal a First-tier Tribunal decision final and not subject to review by any other court, and against an alternative option of permitting the review of such decisions by the High Court (or the Court of Session in Scotland) but preventing further appeals to the Court of Appeal, and only allowing the Supreme Court to consider appeals where a point of law of general importance is involved and the Supreme Court decides it should consider it.

Motion made, and Question put, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 5.—(James Cartlidge.)

Division number 263 Judicial Review and Courts Bill — Clause 2 — Exclusion of Review of Upper Tribunal’s Permission-to-Appeal Decisions

A majority of MPs voted to generally make decisions by the Upper Tribunal to refuse permission to appeal a First-tier Tribunal decision final and not subject to review by any other court, and against an alternative option of permitting the review of such decisions by the High Court (or the Court of Session in Scotland) but preventing further appeals to the Court of Appeal, and only allowing the Supreme Court to consider appeals where a point of law of general importance is involved and the Supreme Court decides it should consider it.

Aye: 293 MPs

No: 61 MPs

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Tellers

Absent: 292 MPs

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The House divided: Ayes 297, Noes 61.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Lords amendment 5 disagreed to.

Government amendment (a) made to the words so restored to the Bill.