Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — The government must continue supporting asylum seekers if they are likely to become destitute — rejected — 9 Oct 2002 at 22:33
Lord Mackay of Clashfern was absent
The Bill gives the government the power to withdraw support from asylum seekers where they have committed an offence or not fulfilled their obligations. The amendment in this vote aimed to prevent the government from withdrawing support if this meant an asylum seeker would become destitute. However, it 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
-  Earl Russell, House of Lords, 9 October 2002
-  Section 26 in the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act
-  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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Lab||58 (+2 tell)||0||31.1%|
|LDem||0||8 (+2 tell)||15.2%|