Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not detain asylum seekers under the age of 18 — rejected — 10 Oct 2002 at 17:15

Lord Craig of Radley voted in the minority (Content).

The majority Not-Contents rejected an amendment[1] to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill.

The Bill gives the government the power to detain persons who are subject to immigration control[2]. The amendment in this vote aimed to prevent the government from detaining people under the age of 18 because of child welfare concerns. However, it 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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop0 1 (+1 tell)8.3%
Con1 42.3%
Green0 1100.0%
Lab100 (+2 tell) 052.8%
LDem0 43 (+1 tell)66.7%
Other1 06.7%
UUP0 133.3%
Crossbench5 1210.1%
Total:107 6225.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

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