Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Allow earlier rights of appeal — rejected — 11 Jun 2002 at 22:25

Mr Peter Luff MP, Mid Worcestershire voted with the majority (No).

The majority No voters rejected an amendment[1] to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill.

The Bill allows the government to reject appeals against an immigration decision where the person is simply trying to delay their deportation or has no legitimate reason to appeal[2]. The amendment in this vote aimed to remove this provision from the Bill. However, the amendment was defeated.

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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con35 2022.6%
DUP2 0040.0%
Ind0 10100.0%
Lab321 (+2 tell) 2179.5%
LDem0 45 (+2 tell)088.7%
PC0 3075.0%
SNP0 50100.0%
UUP4 0066.7%
Total:362 58165.6%

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
Mr Peter BottomleyWorthing WestConaye
Mr Douglas HoggSleaford and North HykehamConaye
Miss Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabaye
Mr Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Mrs Helen JacksonSheffield, HillsboroughLabboth

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