Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Only allow destitute asylum seekers and those under residence restrictions to live in accommodation centres for a maximum of 10 weeks — rejected — 11 Jun 2002 at 19:27
Mr Paul Marsden MP, Shrewsbury and Atcham voted with the majority (No).
The Bill gives the government the power to set up accommodation centres for destitute asylum seekers and people with residency restrictions. The intention of the amendment in this vote was to only allow these people to stay in an accommodation centre for a maximum of 10 weeks. However, the amendment was defeated.
The Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill became law in 2002. Its main aims were to:
- Allow asylum seekers to be detained at any time
- Disallow appeals from within the UK from failed asylum seekers who are citizens of a specific country
- Deny asylum seekers support unless they make their claim "as soon as reasonably practicable" after arrival into the UK
- Create accommodation centres to house destitute asylum seekers
-  Oliver Letwin MP, House of Commons, 11 June 2002
-  Clause 14 in the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill
-  Based on The Guardian's A-Z of legislation
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||122 (+2 tell)||0||75.6%|
|Lab||342 (+2 tell)||0||0||83.9%|
|Sylvia Hermon||North Down||UUP (front bench)||no|