Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Refuse support to asylum seekers who make a late claim — 5 Nov 2002 at 19:27
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
The majority Aye voters passed an amendment to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill. The amendment gives the government the power to refuse support to asylum seekers who do not make a claim "as soon as reasonably practicable" after arriving into the UK.
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
-  Motion on Lords amendment, House of Commons, 5 November 2002
-  Based on The Guardian's A-Z of legislation
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||285 (+2 tell)||4||0||71.0%|
|LDem||0||46 (+2 tell)||0||90.6%|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||no|
|Glenda Jackson||Hampstead and Highgate||Lab||no|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab (minister)||no|
|Dennis Skinner||Bolsover||Lab (minister)||no|