Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Refuse support to asylum seekers who make a late claim — 5 Nov 2002 at 19:27

Peter Luff MP, Mid Worcestershire did not vote.

The majority Aye voters passed an amendment[1] 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:[2]

  • 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
Con1 000.6%
DUP3 0060.0%
Lab285 (+2 tell) 4071.0%
LDem0 46 (+2 tell)090.6%
PC0 2050.0%
SNP0 3060.0%
UUP2 0033.3%
Total:291 55054.2%

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
Mr Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Ms Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabno
Mr John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Mr Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabno

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