Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — The government must refund the travel expenses of asylum seekers who are required to travel — 17 Jul 2002 at 17:34

Lord Taylor of Blackburn voted in the minority (Not-Content).

The majority Content voters passed an amendment[1] to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill.

In the Bill the government "may" meet the reasonable travelling costs of those supported asylum seekers who are required to travel[2]. The amendment changed the wording of the Bill so that the government "shall" have to meet these travel expenses.

However, when the Bill became law the wording had been changed back to "may" rather than "shall".

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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop1 03.8%
Con67 (+2 tell) 031.2%
Green1 0100.0%
Ind Lab1 0100.0%
Lab0 105 (+2 tell)55.4%
LDem32 048.5%
Other0 16.7%
UUP1 033.3%
Crossbench11 38.2%
Total:114 10932.6%

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