Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not allow appeals against rejected asylum claims from within the UK if the claim is unfounded — 11 Jun 2002 at 21:45

Gerald Howarth MP, Aldershot did not vote.

The majority Aye voters passed an amendment[1] to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill.

The amendment disallows rejected asylum seekers from appealing against the decision from within the UK if their claim was wholly unfounded. This applies where the person is being removed to a country where their human rights will be protected.

This vote was virtually identical to another vote here except that it affected different parts of legislation[2].

The Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill became law in 2002. Its main aims were to:[3]

  • 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

----

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con52 0031.7%
DUP2 0040.0%
Ind0 10100.0%
Lab321 (+2 tell) 16082.7%
LDem0 46 (+2 tell)090.6%
PC0 3075.0%
SNP0 50100.0%
UUP4 0066.7%
Total:379 71070.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Miss Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabno
Mr Harold BestLeeds North WestLabno
Ms Karen BuckRegent's Park and Kensington NorthLabno
Mr Iain ColemanHammersmith and FulhamLabno
Mr Frank CookStockton NorthLabno
Mr Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Mr George GallowayGlasgow Kelvinwhilst Labno
Mr Neil GerrardWalthamstowLabno
Dr Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabno
Mr Terry LewisWorsleyLabno
Mr Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabno
Mr John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Mr Kevin McNamaraKingston upon Hull NorthLabno
Mr George MudieLeeds EastLabno
Mr Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Mr Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabno

About the Project

The Public Whip is a not-for-profit, open source website created in 2003 by Francis Irving and Julian Todd and now run by Bairwell Ltd.

There are lots of plans afoot, including extensive redevelopment of the site and plans for new functionality. To keep up with what's happening, please check out the blog. We're working on updating all the contact details throughout the site, but if you'd like to talk to us about the project, please email [email protected]

The Whip on the Web

Advertisement - Helping keeping PublicWhip alive