Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Allow earlier rights of appeal — rejected — 11 Jun 2002 at 22:25
Stuart Bell MP, Middlesbrough voted with the majority (No).
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. 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:
- 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
-  Simon Hughes MP, House of Commons, 11 June 2002
-  Clause 80 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 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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||321 (+2 tell)||2||1||79.5%|
|LDem||0||45 (+2 tell)||0||88.7%|
|Peter Bottomley||Worthing West||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Douglas Hogg||Sleaford and North Hykeham||Con||aye|
|Diane Abbott||Hackney North and Stoke Newington||Lab||aye|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||aye|
|Helen Jackson||Sheffield, Hillsborough||Lab||both|