Neil Parish

Former Conservative MP for Tiverton and Honiton

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27 Apr 2022

  • On 27 Apr 2022: Neil Parish voted not to add a list of additional documents, including some not carrying a photograph, to those considered to provide the proof of identity required to vote in-person in a UK Parliamentary election. Show vote
  • On 27 Apr 2022: Neil Parish voted to enable the Speaker's Committee of MPs to examine the Electoral Commission's performance in respect of the Government's strategic and policy priorities relating to elections. Show vote
  • On 27 Apr 2022: Neil Parish voted to enable ministers to set out the Government's strategic and policy priorities relating to elections and referenda in a statement the Electoral Commission would be required to have regard to. Show vote

26 Apr 2022

  • On 26 Apr 2022: Neil Parish voted against allowing those seeking asylum and their adult dependents to work if a decision has not been made on their application within six months. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2022: Neil Parish voted against being more lenient when assessing if a refugee had "come to the United Kingdom directly from a country or territory where their life or freedom was threatened" and "presented themselves without delay to the authorities", not to put the onus of proof on the Government, and not to give due weight to the best interests of children and family unity, in relation to such determinations, and not to require the law to ensure refugees should not be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2022: Neil Parish voted not to require that, so far as possible under new asylum laws, no refugees will be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom and to require a court or tribunal breaching that principle to make a declaration to that effect. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2022: Neil Parish voted against providing publicly funded legal representation for bereaved people at inquests where a public body has a connection to the case. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2022: Neil Parish 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. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2022: Neil Parish voted to allow courts quashing a decision by a public body to remove or limit any retrospective effect of the quashing. Show vote

25 Apr 2022

  • On 25 Apr 2022: Neil Parish voted to limit the amount adults can be required to pay towards their eligible care costs over their lifetime, rather than to prevent an individual being charged once they, local authorities, or others had paid a certain amount. Show vote
  • On 25 Apr 2022: Neil Parish voted not to make reporting on the workforce needs of the health service in England three-yearly rather than five-yearly, and not to cover the social care and public health workforce in the reports. Show vote
  • On 25 Apr 2022: Neil Parish voted to empower the police to impose conditions on seriously disruptively noisy public assemblies such as protests, to remove causing "serious unease" as an example of such serious disruption and to require a report on the operation of this law. Show vote
  • On 25 Apr 2022: Neil Parish voted to empower the police to impose conditions on seriously disruptively noisy processions and one person protests, to remove causing "serious unease" as an example of serious disruption caused by a noisy procession, to continue to consider preventing people from being able to continue with an organisation's activities for a prolonged time as serious disruption, and to require reports on the operation of these laws. Show vote

20 Apr 2022

  • On 20 Apr 2022: Neil Parish voted not to guarantee confirmed victims of slavery or human trafficking the ability to stay in the United Kingdom and receive support and assistance for a year, instead leaving it up to the government to determine if it is necessary on a case by case basis. Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2022: Neil Parish voted to deny those convicted of false imprisonment, kidnapping, manslaughter, murder, perverting the course of justice or piracy the 30 day "recovery period" offered to victims of modern slavery during which they may not be removed from, or required to leave, the UK; and not to hold a consultation if they should be so denied. Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2022: Neil Parish voted to make it an offence to help an asylum-seeker enter the UK, even if that help is offered for free and there is a reasonable excuse for helping, subject to an exception for those acting on behalf of an organisation which helps asylum seekers for free. Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2022: Neil Parish voted in favour of creating an offence of entering the United Kingdom without a valid entry clearance (if one is required), and against creating an alternative narrower offence of arriving in the United Kingdom in breach of a deportation order. Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2022: Neil Parish voted not to require an annual numerical target for number of refugees to be resettled in the UK. Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2022: Neil Parish voted against UK law allowing entry to the UK to seek asylum and against UK law enabling unaccompanied children in Europe who have a family member in the UK to seek asylum in the UK. Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2022: Neil Parish voted to enable someone to be removed from, or required to leave, the UK while their asylum application is pending. Show vote

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