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 21:57
Mr David Laws MP, Yeovil voted in the minority (No).
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.
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
-  Beverley Hughes MP, House of Commons, 11 June 2004
-  In this case sections 69 and 77 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
-  Based on The Guardian's A-Z of legislation
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||312 (+2 tell)||18||0||81.0%|
|LDem||0||46 (+2 tell)||0||90.6%|