Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Allow the withdrawal of support from immigrants and asylum seekers in certain circumstances — 12 Jun 2002 at 18:45
The majority Aye voters accepted an amendment to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill. The amendment gives the government the power to withdraw support from immigrants and asylum seekers who breach certain conditions.
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, 12 June 2002
-  See Government new schedule 1—'Withholding and Withdrawal of Support'
-  Based on The Guardian's A-Z of legislation
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