Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not penalise those who bring passengers to the UK without the necessary authority — rejected — 12 Jun 2002 at 20:15

Mr Stuart Bell MP, Middlesbrough voted with the majority (No).

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

The Bill gives the government the power to penalise companies who bring passengers to the UK without the necessary authority[2]. The amendment in this vote aimed to remove this provision in 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
Con0 000.0%
DUP0 2040.0%
Ind0 10100.0%
Lab300 (+2 tell) 1073.9%
LDem0 47 (+2 tell)092.5%
PC0 2050.0%
SDLP1 0033.3%
SNP0 4080.0%
UUP0 4066.7%
Total:301 61056.2%

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

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Mr Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye

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