John Glen

The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

Former Conservative MP for Salisbury

@JohnGlenUK https://facebook.com/johnglenmp

Asylum

The asylum system is intended to protect people fleeing persecution in their own countries. Parliament has voted on subjects including: routes via which people may enter the United Kingdom to seek asylum; the circumstances in which those seeking asylum may work; support for those seeking asylum and if to allow those claiming asylum to be removed to other countries while their claim is assessed.

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John Glen almost always voted for a stricter asylum system

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Major votes

  • On 17 Jan 2024: John Glen voted yes on Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill Committee: Third reading Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2022: John Glen 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 20 Apr 2022: John Glen voted not to allow those seeking asylum, and their adult dependents, to work if a decision on their application has not been made within six months. Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2022: John Glen voted to enable someone to be removed from, or required to leave, the UK while their asylum application is pending. Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2022: John Glen 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: John Glen was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 39 — Illegal Entry and Similar Offences Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2022: John Glen was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 40 — Offence of Assisting an Asylum Seeker Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: John Glen voted to permit treating refugees who have not "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" differently from those who have. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: John Glen voted against "allowing asylum seekers and their adult dependents, including failed asylum seekers who have raised further submissions, to work on the same terms as a person with refugee status if a decision on their claim has not been determined within six months". Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: John Glen voted to permit removing someone to a safe third country whilst their asylum claim is pending. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: John Glen voted against allowing people who are in Europe and have a family member living lawfully in the UK to enter the United Kingdom to seek asylum. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: John Glen voted in favour of making it an offence to knowingly arrive in the United Kingdom without a valid entry clearance, if such a clearance is required. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: John Glen voted to consider asylum seekers who fail, when requested, to provide information relating to them being a victim of slavery or trafficking within a set time-limit, to have reduced credibility, unless there is a good reason for the delay in providing information. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: John Glen voted not to raise the threshold for denying an individual the 30-day recovery period for victims, or potential victims of slavery or trafficking, during which they cannot be removed from the United Kingdom, and and to allow those under 18 years to be denied the recovery period. Show vote
  • On 8 Dec 2021: John Glen voted for a series of changes to the law on immigration and nationality, including permitting the removal of asylum seekers with applications pending to other countries and provisions aimed at discouraging unsafe and dangerous routes of entry. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2021: John Glen voted not to exempt those facing persecution in their own countries, and others in need of international protection, from a new offence of arriving in the UK without a valid entry clearance. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2021: John Glen voted for a series of changes to the law on immigration and nationality, including permitting the removal of asylum seekers with applications pending to other countries and provisions aimed at discouraging unsafe and dangerous routes of entry. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2021: John Glen voted for a series of changes to the law on immigration and nationality, including permitting the removal of asylum seekers with applications pending to other countries and provisions aimed at discouraging unsafe and dangerous routes of entry. Show vote
  • On 19 Oct 2020: John Glen voted not to allow those in the EU who wish to make a claim for asylum in the UK, and who would have been eligible for transfer to the UK under EU regulations, to enter the UK to make their claim. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2020: John Glen voted to remove rights for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, spouses, vulnerable adults and dependant adults to join a family member who is legally present in the United Kingdom. Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2020: John Glen voted against requiring ministers to seek to negotiate with the EU to allow unaccompanied children seeking asylum to join their relatives by moving from the UK to the EU or vice-versa, and instead voted to require the Government to set out its policy on this subject. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2020: John Glen voted to remove a requirement for ministers to seek to negotiate an agreement with the EU to enable unaccompanied child refugees to join their relatives. Show vote
  • On 25 Apr 2016: John Glen voted against giving asylum seekers permission to work if a decision on their application takes over six months. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2015: John Glen voted to support the Government's decision not to opt into a European Union response to disproportionate migration into certain states involving measures to relocate individuals in need of international protection (asylum). Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: John Glen voted to restrict the support available to failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants. Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 18 May 2022: John Glen was absent for a vote on Programme for Government — Amendment from the Leader of the Liberal Democrats Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2022: John Glen 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 20 Apr 2022: John Glen voted not to explicitly require that no refugees will be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom as a result of the operation of new asylum laws. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: John Glen voted not to explicitly require that no refugees will be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom as a result of the operation of new asylum laws. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: John Glen voted against the resettlement, in the United Kingdom, of at least 10,000 refugees per year. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: John Glen voted in favour of making it a criminal offence for someone to work if their immigration status prohibits it. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: John Glen voted to make it an offence to rent a home to someone who is disqualified as a result of their immigration status from occupying premises under a residential tenancy agreement. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: John Glen voted to extend the power to deport an individual before considering an appeal on human rights grounds so it applies to all those appealing on human rights grounds against their removal. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: John Glen voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: John Glen voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: John Glen voted to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 9 Sep 2015: John Glen voted against greater international efforts through the United Nations to secure the position of refugees across the Middle East and against the UK playing a full role, with others, in providing sanctuary. Show vote

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