Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not detain asylum seekers under the age of 18 — rejected — 10 Oct 2002 at 17:15
Lord Steel of Aikwood was absent
The Bill gives the government the power to detain persons who are subject to immigration control. 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:
- 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
-  The Bishop of Portsmouth, House of Lords, 10 October 2002
-  Section 62 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|
|Bishop||0||1 (+1 tell)||8.3%|
|Lab||100 (+2 tell)||0||53.1%|
|LDem||0||43 (+1 tell)||66.7%|
|Baroness Darcy de Knayth||Crossbench||no|
|Viscount Slim||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Williamson of Horton||Crossbench (front bench)||no|