The Lords who voted to continue detaining pregnant women in UK immigration centres

215 Lords voted against an amendment to the Immigration Bill to stop expectant mothers from being detained

Samuel Osborne
Wednesday 13 April 2016 17:42
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A general view of the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament on 25 May, 2010
A general view of the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament on 25 May, 2010

The House of Lords has voted to prevent pregnant women from being detained in immigration centres in the UK.

However, of the 489 Lords who voted on Tuesday, 215 voted against an amendment to the Immigration Bill to stop expectant mothers from being detained.

The bill will now pass to the House of Commons, where it will need to be approved by MPs before it becomes law.

Yarls Wood "national concern"

Inspectors who visited Yarl's Wood centre in found 99 pregnant women had been detained there in 2014. Official Home Office policy states pregnant women should only be held in exceptional circumstances.

This is a list of all the Lords who voted to continue detaining pregnant women in immigration centres in the UK:

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Arran, E.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Barker of Battle, L.

Berridge, B.

Bew, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Buscombe, B.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chadlington, L.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colville of Culross, V.

Colwyn, L.

Condon, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Craig of Radley, L.

Craigavon, V.

Crathorne, L.

Cumberlege, B.

Curry of Kirkharle, L.

De Mauley, L.

Dear, L.

Deben, L.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Dykes, L.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Fall, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Finn, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Fowler, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L. [Teller]

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Gilbert of Panteg, L.

Glenarthur, L.

Glendonbrook, L.

Glentoran, L.

Gold, L.

Goschen, V.

Green of Deddington, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hague of Richmond, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Hayward, L.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jopling, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kilclooney, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Luce, L.

Lupton, L.

Lyell, L.

Lytton, E.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McGregor-Smith, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Mancroft, L.

Marland, L.

Marlesford, L.

Maude of Horsham, L.

Mawhinney, L.

Mobarik, B.

Montrose, D.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Noakes, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O'Cathain, B.

O'Shaughnessy, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Pidding, B.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Price, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Rawlings, B.

Redfern, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Rock, B.

Rogan, L.

Rotherwick, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sheikh, L.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Somerset, D.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stirrup, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Suri, L.

Sutherland of Houndwood, L.

Swinfen, L.

Tanlaw, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Tebbit, L.

Trees, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Vinson, L.

Wakeham, L.

Walpole, L.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wei, L.

Wellington, D.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Willoughby de Broke, L.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

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