Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Asylum seekers can be placed in accommodation centres even if there is no local school pace for dependent children — 5 Nov 2002 at 18:12

Stuart Bell MP, Middlesbrough voted with the majority (Aye).

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

The Bill gives the government the power to set up accommodation centres for destitute asylum seekers and people with residency restrictions[2]. During the House of Lords debate on the Bill Opposition Lords added a new amendment into the Bill. This would require the government to only place asylum seekers in accommodation centres if there was a local school place for any of their dependent children.

The aim of the amendment in this vote was to overturn this Lords amendment so the government wouldn't have to follow these rules which passed.

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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 000.0%
DUP0 3060.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab261 (+2 tell) 41 (+1 tell)174.6%
LDem0 43 (+1 tell)083.0%
PC0 2050.0%
SNP0 3060.0%
UUP1 2050.0%
Total:262 95156.0%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
John AustinErith and ThamesmeadLabno
Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabno
Andrew BennettDenton and ReddishLabno
Roger BerryKingswoodLabno
Harold BestLeeds North WestLabno
Karen BuckRegent's Park and Kensington NorthLab (minister)no
Martin CatonGowerLab (minister)no
Michael ClaphamBarnsley West and PenistoneLabno
Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabno
Iain ColemanHammersmith and FulhamLabno
Michael ConnartyFalkirk EastLab (minister)no
Frank CookStockton NorthLabno
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabtellno
Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLabno
John CummingsEasingtonLabno
Valerie DaveyBristol WestLabno
Hilton DawsonLancaster and WyreLabno
Andrew DismoreHendonLabno
Clive EffordElthamLab (minister)no
Neil GerrardWalthamstowLabno
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabno
Patrick HallBedfordLabno
Doug HendersonNewcastle upon Tyne NorthLabno
Kate HoeyVauxhallLabno
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)no
Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabno
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabno
Terry LewisWorsleyLabno
Tony LloydManchester CentralLabno
Alice MahonHalifaxLabno
Jim MarshallLeicester SouthLabno
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabno
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLab (minister)no
Austin MitchellGreat GrimsbyLab (minister)no
Julie MorganCardiff NorthLabno
Diana OrganForest of DeanLabno
Linda PerhamIlford NorthLabno
Brian SedgemoreHackney South and ShoreditchLabno
Debra ShipleyStourbridgeLabno
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)no
Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabno
David WinnickWalsall NorthLab (minister)no
David DrewStroudLabboth
Lady HermonNorth DownUUP (front bench)aye

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