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

Hugo Swire MP, East Devon voted with the majority (Aye).

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

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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
Con42 2026.8%
DUP2 0040.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab312 (+2 tell) 18081.0%
LDem0 46 (+2 tell)090.6%
PC0 3075.0%
SNP0 50100.0%
UUP3 1066.7%
Total:359 76067.7%

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
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)no
Douglas HoggSleaford and North HykehamConno
Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabno
Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabno
Karen BuckRegent's Park and Kensington NorthLab (minister)no
Iain ColemanHammersmith and FulhamLabno
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
George GallowayGlasgow Kelvinwhilst Labno
Neil GerrardWalthamstowLabno
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabno
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabno
Terry LewisWorsleyLabno
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabno
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLab (minister)no
Kevin McNamaraKingston upon Hull NorthLabno
George MudieLeeds EastLab (minister)no
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)no
Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabno
Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabno
Lady HermonNorth DownUUP (front bench)no

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