Asylum (Designated States) Order 2003 — 17 Mar 2003 at 21:44
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
The Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 disallows a rejected asylum seeker from appealing from within the UK if their claim is unfounded. This applies to a list of countries set out in the Act where the government does not believe returning asylum seekers to these states would jeopardise their human rights.
The Order voted on here added a number of other countries to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 which the government believed had respect for human rights. These were:
- Serbia and Montenegro
-  Motion on The Asylum (Designated States) Order 2003
-  Section 94 in the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||320 (+2 tell)||2||0||79.0%|
|LDem||0||31 (+2 tell)||0||62.3%|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||no|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||no|
|Sylvia Hermon||North Down||UUP (front bench)||no|